Boingo Releases Latest iOS Wi-Fi App with Personal VPN and Free Hotspots
Crowd-Sourced Connect Data Adds An Additional 70,000 Tested, Quality Free Hotspots to Search Tool; Personal VPN Provides Security to Protect Against Public Wi-Fi Hackers
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 8th, 2012 – Boingo Wireless, Inc., the Wi-Fi industryâ€™s leading provider of software and services worldwide, today announced the availability of its latest Wi-Finder app for iOS devices. The new version of the award-winning software includes a personal VPN that helps users ensure their data is protected in public hotspots.
The updated app also includes an enhanced hotspot directory that includes not only Boingoâ€™s 500,000+ commercial hotspots, but also more than 70,000 free hotspots that have been validated by other Wi-Finder users. The app maintains the ability to log in to Boingo hotspots and partner networks with a single click, simplifying the process of getting online and eliminating the need for multiple accounts.
â€śOur customers have said loud and clear they want more places to connect, and they want to feel secure when they get online,â€ť said Stephen Stokols, vice president of product for Boingo Wireless. â€śOur latest Wi-Finder app adds more than 70,000 free hotspots plus a free VPN service for peace of mind at any Wi-Fi location.â€ť
Boingo Secure VPN
As security issues surrounding open, public Wi-Fi signals continue to increase, Boingo delivers a personal VPN service to customers to ensure they can adequately protect themselves against exploitation. The Boingo Secure VPN uses nearly a dozen VPN servers in datacenters around the world to improve performance by delivering the service locally, while ensuring that the vulnerable air link is fully encrypted. Connecting to the VPN is a one-click process that uses the customerâ€™s Boingo account to authenticate. The service is currently free to all Boingo Wi-Finder users who have set up an account.
Crowd-Sourced Hotspot Quality
The updated app includes more than 70,000 free hotspots in the location search utility that are confirmed usable hotspots based on successful connects with the Wi-Finder app from other users. This crowd-sourced approach to identifying and listing hotspots that have logged successful connects with the Wi-Finder app enhances a userâ€™s ability to find and connect to a hotspot when they need a connection most. The app also includes a color-coded rating system for hotspots that identifies hotspots as Certified, Trusted and Unverified, which provides the user with additional, at-a-glance detail to assess a hotspotâ€™s overall quality.
Boingoâ€™s Wi-Finder app recently received the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice award for â€śBest Travelâ€ť app. Boingo Wireless is a two-time winner of the Global Traveler magazine â€śGT Testedâ€ť reader survey awards program for â€śBest Wi-Fi Service.â€ť
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI), the worldâ€™s leading Wi-Fi software and services provider, makes it easy, convenient and cost-effective for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 500,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can access the mobile Internet via Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafĂ©s and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo through its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary operates wireless networks at large-scale venues worldwide such as airports, major sporting arenas, malls, and convention centers, as well as quick serve restaurants. For more information about Boingo, please visit www.boingo.com.
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