The company's SecureMyWiFi service uses 802.1x security and enables businesses to use its hosted RADIUS servers for authentication and encryption of data. The service both aims to provide a level of security that most small businesses can't afford to deploy and to secure mobile access to key data at small companies, the company said in a statement.
"The portability of corporate and personal data on laptops, PDAs, and smartphones has opened up a new security hole for businesses and individuals", Bill Bullock, WiTopia's co-founder, said in a statement. "Businesses cannot just concern themselves with securing data on the company LAN. They also need to address the employee who broadcasts unencrypted proprietary data over an unsecured wireless network at a public hotspot or in their home."
The company said in a statement that the service requires no additional software or hardware and is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The service can use dynamically-assiged IP addresses provided by Internet service providers, simplifying protection from anywhere, including wireless hotspots, according to the company.
The service costs $10 per year per access point plus $1 per year per user, the company said.