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Archive for February, 2010

2 great new features are now available on Trustive’s Easy WiFi app!

Posted by Trustive on February 18, 2010

You may have already noticed, but Trustive’s Easy WiFi app for the iPhone and iPod Touch (iTouch) has undergone a few changes recently.  We’ve added two cool new features designed to make your lives just that little bit easier:

1.)    Personalise your Easy WiFi ‘Smartlink’
Get even easier access to your favourite app or website with Trustive’s Easy WiFi new smartlink feature. Go to http://www.slideshare.net/Trustive/easy-wifi-smartlinks-feature to read our illustrated, online ‘how to’ guide or simply follow the steps below:

a.)    Download Trustive’s Easy WiFi app directly from the iStore, or if you are an existing customer, just ensure that you have downloaded the upgraded app.  Click on the ‘Click to customize’ button located at the bottom of the Easy WiFi screen.

b.)    Chose the application or website that you would like to open using the Easy WiFi smartlink button, if you would like to define a name for the button do so in the field provided and then click on ‘Update’.

c.)    Now just click on your smartlink button to launch your chosen application or website!

2.)    Use your existing Trustive WiFi pass with Easy WiFi
In response to popular demand, customers can now input their existing Trustive WiFi passes into Easy WiFi… Go to http://tinyurl.com/trustive-easywifi-config to read our illustrated, online ‘how to’ guide or simply follow the steps below:

a.)    Launch Trustive’s Easy WiFi app and click on the ‘Top Up’ button

b.)    Click on the link ‘Click here to link a new account to your device’

c.)    Enter your Trustive username and password in the corresponding fields and click on ‘submit.’ Note: The provider should be Trustive by default so there is no need to alter this.

And hurrah, your existing Trustive WiFi pass can now be used on your iPhone or iPod Touch!
We hope that you enjoy roaming with Easy WiFi and that you like these new features. Don’t hesitate to drop us a line with your comments or requests for other features that you’d like to see incorporated into Trustive’s Easy WiFi app.

P.S. Don’t forget, if you need any help downloading or using Easy WiFi or any of our other WiFi software, check out our website or contact us at support@trustive.com

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Top 10 Trustive hotspots for February 2010

Posted by Trustive on February 15, 2010

Here are the top 10 Trustive hotspots as voted for by Trustive customers this month…

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands
Golden Tulip Bel Air Hotel, The Netherlands
Brussels Airport, Belgium
Mercure Hotel, Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany
Hotel Duca degli Abruzzi, Montesilvano, Italy
Gare Montparnasse, Paris, France
Munich City Centre Mercure Hotel , Germany
Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Poland
Copenhagen Airport, Denmark
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, France

Trustive customers really favour our hotel and airport WiFi hotspots, but don’t forget that we also have lots of WiFi hotspots in locations such as bars and restaurants, petrol stations, convention centres and even marinas. To check out our coverage, please visit www.trustive.com/hotspots

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Wireless security hits the headlines once again

Posted by Trustive on February 11, 2010

TrustWave have published their Global Security Report 2010 and one of its conclusions, namely a call for stricter wireless security policies, should not be taken lightly. This report appears to be aimed primarily at large organisations but today SMEs make up 99.8% of all European enterprises, accounting for 67.1% of private sector jobs* and on the whole, SMEs do not have access to the same level of specialist resources as large companies. Of course, this is not the first time that wireless security has hit the headlines – and it certainly won’t be the last – and with a significant proportion of Trustive’s customer base being business travellers who rely on public WiFi hotspots during business (and leisure) trips, it is an issue that Trustive takes very seriously.

For business travellers, WiFi security threats can take many forms, including the setting up rogue hotspots for the purpose of stealing sensitive, personal data of anyone who uses them carelessly.  With the growth in the number and nature of online services, such as e-banking, e-mailing (professional and personal) and online shopping to name but a few, it is essential that WiFi users are educated about the potential risks and strive to protect themselves wherever and whenever possible.

This is why Trustive developed an Enhanced WiFi security feature last year and has included this important feature in all its WiFi passes (both the prepaid and subscriptions accounts). Trustive’s Enhanced WiFi security feature is a Cisco based web encryption system. It takes the form of a secure web browser, which customers can access either via their free Trustive WiFi client or by ticking a check box when they log in to Trustive hotspots via their web browsers. Trustive’s secure web browser then encrypts the WiFi part of a customer’s internet surfing access whilst they are connected to Trustive’s WiFi hotspots, thereby offering exactly the same level of protection as if a user was logged in on his home or office networks.

By offering such a simple but effective tool to all its customers, Trustive is providing the SME market and employers with effective wireless security for their nomadic workforce at no extra cost and based on TrustWave’s Global Security Report 2010, the importance of this feature really should not be underestimated.

For more information about Trustive’s Enhanced WiFi security feature please visit: https://secure.trustive.com/secure-wifi

* Putting Small Businesses First – Europe is good for SMEs, SMEs are good for Europe, 2008 edition, European Commission, Enterprise and Industry

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