The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has today announced that users of its new OpenRoaming™ service will be granted enterprise-level security thanks to a partnership with infrastructure security experts, Kyrio®.
The WBA OpenRoaming Service, which removes the barriers to connectivity typically associated with public Wi-Fi, such as the need to constantly re-register or re-enter log-in credentials, will now offer the tightest level of security available on any public or guest Wi-Fi network. The partnership is just one in a series of milestone moves by the WBA to make Wi-Fi more readily accessible to all and should lay to rest any concerns around the security of guest and public Wi-Fi networks.
As part of the new partnership, Kyrio a subsidiary of CableLabs®, will join Google and Cisco as an Issuing Intermediate Certificate Authority (ICA), providing innovative agent and registration authority services to the broader WBA family, including networks, operators, hubs and identity providers. Certificate Authorities are governed by the WBA Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Policy and provides a critical foundation of trust between OpenRoaming federation participants as membership grows.
Kyrio will also enable management and attribution of the WBA Unique Organization Identifiers that are critical for their partner identification on the OpenRoaming system. This information is centralized on a WBA global database to guarantee system harmony and enhanced security.