SOURCE: Xirrus, Inc.

Xirrus, Inc.

October 08, 2015 08:25 ET

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

EasyPass Personal Wi-Fi Gives Any Establishment the Ability to Deliver Safe Connectivity via Secure Personal Networks

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - Xirrus, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, today 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

"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.

"Awareness of public Wi-Fi vulnerabilities is at an all time high. Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, every time we connect to public Wi-Fi we are putting our data at peril and are at risk of identify theft. Until now there hasn't been a wireless solution to address this threat, said Shane Buckley, CEO, Xirrus. "EasyPass Personal Wi-Fi is groundbreaking for our industry. With this introduction, Xirrus offers the first and only solution in the market that allows a secure private connection to be created within a public Wi-Fi network. Now establishments that have deployed Xirrus Wi-Fi can deliver the safest connection available and protect their users from cyber crime."

Xirrus EasyPass Personal is included at no charge with all XMS Cloud deployments and is available for shipment today. To learn more about EasyPass Personal, visit www.xirrus.com/easypass-personal/

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About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of Wi-Fi optimized solutions -- high density access points, access points, cloud services, and wired switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately held company and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information please visit: www.xirrus.com and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.