Asking yourself, Is satellite internet secure? is a perfectly reasonable question. After all, the technology for satellite-enabled broadband connections is relatively recent. Eutelsat became the first to launch an internet connectivity satellite into orbit around the Earth for coverage of Europe and north Africa and to make the capacity commercially available in 2012. The technology is constantly evolving and nowadays we use the Internet for everything from checking our social media, to shopping, to work. So wondering about the safety of satellite internet is something many people are doing.
The good news is that satellite internet is both safe and secure.
Comparing the Security of Satellite Internet with Other Connections
There are plenty of ways to connect to the internet these days, such as:
- Via the mobile telephone network.
- Through WiFi hotspots.
- With a fixed-line connection.
With the right sort of professional surveillance equipment, it is feasible for someone to be able to grab the data that is sent to and from a mobile communications mast and a mobile device. Equally, WiFi hotspots that you can log onto for free will often collect data about you and your device. They're often seen as one of the least secure ways of connecting to the internet.
On the other hand, a fixed-line connection with a router is usually very secure, especially if it has a built-in firewall – a way of preventing unauthorised devices from remotely accessing your network. As long as you change the router's password from its default one, this is a secure system, which means your data is encrypted – scrambled up – when it is sent into the public domain of the internet. Only when the intended recipient of your data gets it will it be decrypted so that it can be understood.
Reassuringly, the satellite internet services on offer from Konnect are just as secure as fixed-line ones. Only devices with the password to your satellite router will be able to use it. What's more, you'll be safeguarded by the top-level encryption that you need these days to keep cybercriminals at bay!
What Should You Do If You Have a Security Issue?
At Konnect, we take your security seriously. This starts with the design of our satellite infrastructure on the ground and in space, plus our modems and equipment and continues all day every day with supervision and control to identify and eliminate any potential disruptions to service and to ensure your personal and financial details are secure.
Hopefully, this puts your mind at ease. However, we know that there may be potential security breaches that occur when using the internet, whether you have a fixed-line connection or a satellite-enabled one. That's why we recommend using strong passwords and updating them every few months and installing anti-virus protections on your connected devices. You can always contact our customer service team between 9 am and 6 pm from Monday to Saturday if you think you might need further assistance with your internet security. We're here to help!
Discover More About Satellite Internet Services in Africa
Internet satellite is a great alternative to fixed-line broadband connections, particularly in rural areas where traditional technologies often result in patchy coverage and slow speeds. If you'd like to know what is the price of satellite internet or how does satellite internet work, then you can consult our FAQs for some straightforward answers. Equally, if you'd like to know if the weather can affect satellite internet or have any other questions, then you can always give us a call.
Is your internet satellite secure with Konnect? Of course, it is and we're available Monday to Saturday, so feel free to contact us with any specific questions!