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Topic: Wi-Fi Security

Why would AT&T leverage Accuris Networks technology for 5M authentications/day for Passpoint Wi-Fi Offload?

Why would AT&T leverage Accuris Networks technology for 5M authentications/day for Passpoint Wi-Fi Offload?

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has a very compelling new Webinar series on TelecomsRadar about Carrier Wi-Fi.  Manish Malhotra and Paul Hancock from AT&T present how AT&T is leveraging Passpoint.  In particular, Paul shares a detailed history of AT&T leveraging wi-fi to improve their end users broadband experience including their migration from older to newer authentication protocols to improve security and user-experience.  Accuris Networks is a proud partner of AT&T helping them deliver on these two critical aspects of Mobile Offload services.  Register to watch the webinar here:  https://telecomsradar.com/webinar/att-business-wi-fi-product-overview

Why we need to keep moving towards a Passpoint Wi-Fi experience

Why we need to keep moving towards a Passpoint Wi-Fi experience

Recently, NBC’s Today show team presented some topical segments on the dangers of open, unsecure Wi-Fi that are commonplace at Hotels and other locations https://www.today.com/money/how-protect-your-data-hackers-while-spring-break-t124181 and https://www.today.com/money/spring-break-travel-safety-jeff-rossen-offers-tips-t125260 (head to 3:10 for the Wi-Fi segment in this one). Both highlight again the growing everyday risks to users in being knowingly (or unknowingly) attached to open Wi-Fi networks where their usage can easily be monitored, intercepting sensitive personal data such as Credit card numbers, Bank and Email account information.

Connecting Networks Depends on Innovation

Connecting Networks Depends on Innovation

Progress isn't like life -- it doesn't march forward in even increments but depends on random leaps from innovators to improve the technologies we all increasingly depend on. At Accuris Networks, we are fortunate to participate in an industry -- wireless communications -- where rapid change and leapfrogging forward are at the backbone of what we do.

What's Next After the

What's Next After the "Year of Encryption"?

Last year was the much-ballyhooed "year of encryption" during which well-publicized hacks scared some big companies straight into getting serious about security.  But users -- those folks who blithely connect to any old public Wi-Fi network can find without a fleeting thought about potential danger -- still don't care.

Wi-Fi Security - It's Time to Care About It

Wi-Fi Security - It's Time to Care About It

Those horror films where evil shadows lurk in the darkness is sort of like using public Wi-Fi networks today -- bad things can happen to unsuspecting victims. But many wireless users still fire up their devices in coffee shops and other public places without realizing their susceptibility to eavesdropping and worse. In fact, one recent survey revealed that 78% of those performing wireless connectivity outside the home or office rely mainly on free Wi-Fi connections -- which are typically provided without encryption and offer immediate access without a password or key.  Most users -- 85% in the case of those using 3G or 4G mobile connections -- just aren't concerned about hotspot security. [1]