From the Security Experts

November 24, 2008

AnchorFree's Hotspot Security Shield Now Available to iPhones

By SIP Trunking Report Contributing Editor

AnchorFree has stated that they have made their Hotspot Security Shield available to iPhone users to provide them with online security, privacy and peace of mind.

AnchorFree operates a global platform of wireless connectivity and user privacy tools. The security application provided for the iPhone is an extension of the same app provided to laptop and desktop users around the world.
Security problems Internet users face have now engulfed mobile users as well with the advent of iPhones and other smart phones which can be used to access the Web. And AnchorFree says its Hotspot Shield is a free iPhone security app and protects Internet users' personal information from potential hackers on shared 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
"Our vision behind Hotspot Shield is plain and simple: to provide anyone going online with a safe and private environment from which to connect to the Web," said David Gorodyansky, co-founder and CEO of AnchorFree. "Hotspot Shield for iPhone offers a free way for savvy, security-conscious consumers to now use the iPhone securely. We've created the ultimate defense for iPhone users jumping from one 3G/Wi-Fi network to the next."
The company says that users with the Hotspot shield can hide their IP address when they are online and have a secure and anonymous online access. Though all the contents can be accessed without censorship the shield protects users from snoopers at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices and ISP hubs.
According to officials, the Hotspot Security Shield is claimed to be the world's first free consumer Virtual Private Network (VPN). The Shield creates a virtual private network (VPN) between the laptop or iPhone and the Internet gateway. This impenetrable tunnel prevents snoopers and hackers from viewing user email, instant messages, credit card information or anything else sent over the network.
Mobile phones released at present are powerful enough to handle complex business applications and are increasingly becoming more like handheld computers. And consumers are depending more on their iPhones and smart phones to handle complex online tasks like moving transactions or for hosting Web sessions and uses that are beyond usual net surfing and e-mailing. Officials say Hotspot Shield enables the safe, secure exchange of this confidential information.
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Edited by Jessica Kostek