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Published on October 20th, 2015 | by Craig Herrett

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Xirrus Solves Security for Public Wi-Fi Networks with EasyPass Personal Wi-Fi

Xirrus have announced availability of Xirrus EasyPass Personal Wi-Fi, a key feature now available in all Xirrus cloud managed networks that safeguards users and their data when accessing public Wi-Fi, guest networks and hotspot environments. With this announcement Xirrus is the first Wi-Fi provider to address the security concerns associated with connecting to these networks, and makes secure personal Wi-Fi a reality for the first time.

In a recent Xirrus survey on Wi-Fi usage, 76 percent of people know that public Wi-Fi is not secure, but 62 percent use it regardless of security implications. EasyPass Personal Wi-Fi allows users to create a secure personal network via a simple, one-time process that authenticates all devices, ensuring the data across their platforms is safe inside the public network at all times. Unlike a VPN, which encrypts end-to-end connections back to a corporate network and requires additional software, EasyPass Personal enables users to easily create their own secure personal network that automatically encrypts the data on the Wi-Fi network. For the first time, businesses can easily offer security on their public Wi-Fi networks without additional complexity.

EasyPass Personal Wi-Fi delivers the following benefits and features:

  • Safe: Devices communicate within the secure personal network
  • Secure: Traffic encryption protects valuable data
  • Simple: Users connect all personal devices effortlessly
  • Easy: No IT required to deploy and manage for each user

It used to be that simply providing a Wi-Fi hotspot for your customers was enough, but that isn’t the case anymore. Customers are worried about security risks when using public Wi-Fi, while organizations want to use Wi-Fi to engage with customers in new ways,” said Nolan Greene, research analyst network infrastructure at IDC. “With EasyPass Personal Wi-Fi, Xirrus delivers the ability for organizations to engage their guests, students and customers while offering secure connectivity at all times.”

EasyPass Personal enables public Wi-Fi environments to reap the benefits of short term secure Wi-Fi communications for businesses like hotels, restaurants, retail and event venues, as well as university dormitories, assisted care facilities and multi-tenant buildings which require longer-term use. With EasyPass Personal, these establishments can now promote an unprecedented level of Wi-Fi security, to offer new services, attract new business and create customer loyalty.

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