Boingo Wireless (http://www.boingo.com) will offer a personal VPN for customers to use when connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The VPN will be integrated into the Boingo Wi-Finder app and will use the customer’s Boingo account credentials to log in to both premium Boingo networks and free networks.
The new Boingo VPN will be available for Mac and Windows laptops, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. It’s currently in limited beta release among select customers, and is scheduled to launch in early 2012. The personal VPN will be free to Boingo monthly subscribers.
The new personal VPN will incorporate important technological updates that leverage the power of cloud computing to deliver quality service around the world, as well as extend support to new mobile computing platforms that need secure access options, according to Niels Jonker, chief technology officer for Boingo Wireless.