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Trustive expands its coverage in South Africa in time for the World Cup 2010!

Posted by Trustive on March 24, 2010

Trustive has 1000+ WiFi hotspots in South Africa including Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg international airports. Click here for more informationTrustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No 1 in Europe, is very proud to announce a significant expansion in their WiFi coverage across South Africa, thanks to a new partnership agreement with WirelessG. This increase brings Trustive’s total South African footprint to 1000+ premium WiFi hotspots, which are located in all the major cities (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, etc.) as well as at Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban International Airports.

Trustive understands the need to stay connected when travelling and more importantly to use WiFi access wherever possible because it is far cheaper, faster and easier than 3G and so this latest expansion in Trustive’s coverage will of course be music to the ears of any football fans and sports journalists who plan on making the pilgrimage to South Africa for this year’s football World Cup.

Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive confirms that “Trustive is continually striving to expand its global WiFi network to include ever more hotspots in premium locations in order to offer as comprehensive a footprint as possible to both business and leisure travellers alike. For example, we are proud to be present in key hotels chains such as Radisson SAS, City Lodge, Holiday Inn, Southern Sun and Sun International as well as in popular restaurant chains such as McDonalds, Mugg & Bean, Seattle Coffee Company and Café Dulce.”

Trustive already gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70 leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 90,000+ WiFi hotspots (including more than 350+ airports internationally) and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi clients for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). The variety of Trustive WiFi access passes (including both prepaid accounts and monthly subscriptions), combined with a ‘per second’ billing system make Trustive a reliable, low-cost and flexible choice for both occasional and frequent users alike.

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Trustive’s extended WiFi coverage in the UK brings huge benefits to frequent travellers!

Posted by Trustive on November 3, 2009

Trustive, Europe’s No 1 WiFi Internet access provider, recently announced a significant extension to its UK WiFi coverage thanks to a partnership with BT Openzone, one of the UK’s leading WiFi access providers. The addition of BT Openzone’s 3,600 premium hotspots in the UK and Ireland brings Trustive’s overall UK WiFi hotspot count to 8,000+ premium locations; part of a seamless, global network of 90,000 WiFi hotspots in 65+ countries worldwide!

In the UK, Trustive is proud to operate a network now comprising 22 key UK airports (London Heathrow [LHR], Gatwick[LGW], Luton [LTN] and Stansted [STN], Manchester [MAN],  Glasgow [GLA], Edinburgh [EDI], Aberdeen [ABZ], Southampton [SOU], Sheffield [SZD], Robin Hood [DSA] and John Lennon [LPL] among others), 750+ hotels belonging to major chains such as Hilton, Thistle, Swallow, Ramada Jarvis, Innkeepers Lodge, Express by Holiday  Inn and Radisson SAS, 37 convention centres and 47 key travel hubs (bus & train stations). Trustive’s UK coverage also includes 4500+ bars and restaurants, including popular brands such as Starbucks (500+), Caffe Nero (350+), McDonalds (1100+) and Prêt à manger (130+).

Trustive gives travellers a viable alternative to  slow and expensive 3G roaming services by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70 leading WiFi operators (e.g. BT Openzone, FreeHotspot, Swisscom and Telefonica) into one unified, global network of WiFi hotspots and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a WiFi client that automates the log in process).  Once connected, Trustive customers are then free to make calls (VoIP), use IM services, e-mail, surf, watch videos and TV replays and share multimedia information as much as they want thanks to Trustive’s transparent pricing policy; no download quotas and absolutely no hidden costs!

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WiFi security – why do I need to worry about it?

Posted by Trustive on June 29, 2009

As Howard Schmidt, professor, and president of the international Information Security Forum is quoted to have said in a recent article on FT’s Digital Business section “Data is the gold, the silver and the diamonds of the world we live in.” Everyone should therefore be extra vigilant when it comes to protecting their personal data and never is this more an issue than when you need to use wireless networks. WiFi security risks can take many forms (if you want details of when, where, how why and what format such risks can take then, check out Wikipedia’s very thorough article on the subject) and anyone who doesn’t consider these risks is, if I’m brutally honest, a poor, naïve fool.

At Trustive, we’ve been pondering this issue of WiFi security for a good few months and working out the best way we could help protect our customers’ personal, sensitive data whenever they connect to our WiFi hotspots. Our ‘Enhanced WiFi security’ feature was released last week and we are really pleased at the public’s initial reaction; there’s been loads of Tweets about it, various journalists have picked up on its potential including techworld.com’s John Dunn and we’ve received scores of customer e-mails asking for more information.

Just to recap, Trustive’s Enhanced WiFi Security feature is based on Cisco infrastructure and is a means of encrypting your web session information when you are at a Trustive WiFi hotspot. Once you’ve accessed Trustive’s secure web browser and so long as you only navigate within this secure browser, then your web session information will be encrypted. So you can then complete a hotel booking or online purchase, safe in the knowledge that your personal, sensitive data is protected in exactly the same way as if you were logged in on your home wireless network.

So to respond to all those who are wondering if they really need to worry about WiFi security… yes you do!  But securing your data doesn’t need to be a daunting, complicated process either.

Check out Trustive’s low-cost WiFi passes that include access to our new Enhanced WiFi Security feature.  One click access to our WiFi hotspot network is also possible with our Free WiFi client (connection management software) for Windows XP & Vista devices, MacBooks and ASUS Eee PC. What could be simpler?

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Trustive Wi-Fi hotspots get VPN shield by Techworld.com

Posted by Trustive on June 24, 2009

Check out this great article by Techworld.com’s John Dunn – it explains in more details about Trustive’s new ‘Enhanced WiFi security’ feature – http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsid=117866&email

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Trustive’s ‘Enhanced WiFi Security’ Feature Brings Peace of Mind to WiFi Customers.

Posted by Trustive on June 22, 2009

As the availability and usage of WiFi services grows year on year, so does the number and type of security threats associated with customers using WiFi networks for both personal and professional purposes. In order to protect its customers WiFi sessions from this threat, Trustive has developed and is now proud to launch an ‘Enhanced WiFi Security’ feature, which will be included as a standard feature in all Trustive WiFi access packages from now on.

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.

To assist customers, Trustive has developed an Enhanced WiFi Security feature, which is based on Cisco Infrastructure. It is a web encryption system that can encrypt 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 network.

This Enhanced WiFi Security feature is available for all members of the Trustive Community and can be used across Trustive’s entire network of 90,000 WiFi hotspots. With no download quotas or hidden costs, Trustive customers are now able to stay connected whilst on the move, freely and with peace of mind.

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Trustive’s Enhanced WiFi Security Feature Will Soon Bring Peace of Mind to WiFi Customers

Posted by Trustive on April 28, 2009

As the availability and usage of WiFi services grows year on year, so does the number and type of security threats associated with customers using WiFi networks for both personal and professional purposes. In order to protect its customers WiFi sessions from this threat, Trustive is developing an ‘Enhanced WiFi Security’ feature, which will be launched in May 2009.

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.

To assist customers, Trustive is developing an Enhanced WiFi Security feature, which is based on Cisco infrastructure and will soon be included as a standard feature in all Trustive WiFi access packages. It is a web encryption system that will encrypt the customer’s internet surfing access whilst they are connected to public WiFi hotspots, thereby offering exactly the same level of protection as if a user was logged in on his home network.

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