Accuris Networks Offers SIM Based Wi-Fi Account Authentication
Published on: 16th Jan 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Accuris Networks says that it has developed a SIM based account verification allowing devices to connect to Wi Fi hotspots while roaming overseas.
The company said that its AccuROAM service provides a secure authentication framework without the need to enter usernames and passwords. AccuROAM enables any Wi-Fi to work as a full extension of GSM or CDMA networks for billing, policy, and authentication.
This technology is currently being used by AT&T Mobility.
"While we wait for Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint and Next Generation Hotspots (NGH) to give us the authentication and security we need, AccuROAM today gives us a seamless, secure Wi-Fi connection, without changing existing Wi-Fi networks already deployed around the world." stated Larry Quinn Chairman of Accuris Networks.
Accuris Networks uses encrypted credentials from a users account in a similar way that authentication processes work when phone users roam to a new network. It also gives operators the ability to control service access, manage the Wi-Fi offload connection and bill subscribers for Wi-Fi usage when roaming.