Xirrus had 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 virtual private network (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
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.