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23 April 2013
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MHI announce partnership agreement with GlobalReach to ensure security across public Wi-Fi networks.

Software and Wireless Solutions provider, GlobalReach Technology, will integrate MHI’s secure communications suite to its Wi-Fi service offerings.

UK-based MHI has today announced a partnership with London-based Wi-Fi solutions provider GlobalReach Technology. GlobalReach will use MHI’s communications solutions to provide Wi-Fi access via secure applications to end users of its customer base which includes Tier 1 Telco’s, Mobile operators, Transport and Travel hub companies, Retail and Local Authority councils.

MHI’s patented Secure Communications Suite is designed to secure communication between services and users. The solutions are device and protocol agnostic, require no certificates or tokens, are compatible with legacy infrastructure and are designed to support any service from online banking to cloud services. This suite will be integrated with GlobalReach’s Network Policy Controller software to create a secure platform for Wi-Fi and multiple network delivery. This combination ensures inimitable methods of authentication are reached over a Wi-Fi network.

GlobalReach will release a Secure App for the general public, available for both iOS and android, to provide users with the ability to access the Internet securely over public Wi-Fi, mobile telephony and fixed line technology.

Commenting on GlobalReach’s appointment, MHI’s Chief Executive Officer, Brendan Burke: “We are delighted that GlobalReach have chosen our Secure Communications Suite to provide a truly secure Wi-Fi solution to their customers. We look forward to working together to develop these solutions further.”

Nigel Wesley, Chief Executive Officer from GlobalReach, “Securing a Wi-Fi network has, to date, been inherently difficult. MHI’s technology changes this as it provides a fresh approach for securing all types of IP communication.”

MHI (MHInvent Ltd.) is a UK-based developer of next generation secure communications technologies and protocols, with global patent coverage. MHI designs and implements core technologies that enable secure application level client-server networking solutions that feature encrypted tunnels, enhanced image based authentication and high speed / low overhead cryptography. MHI technology is free from certificates, tokens or other complex mechanisms, and is especially suited to mobile and touchscreen devices; it is device & platform independent, transparent to network and application protocols, and compatible with multiple application and service types.

MHI was founded in 2009 by Mike Hawkes. As Chairman of the Mobile Data Association (UK) and a former member of the GSMA Security Committee, and with a history of successful patent applications and product launches in his commercial life, Mike is a well-known and respected figure in the industry.

MHI delivers solutions to the market by way of strategic industry partnerships, and is actively working with OEM partners globally, to enable solutions in diverse vertical markets and industries.


About GlobalReach Technology:

GlobalReach Technology is the Wi-Fi AAA and captive portal platform purpose-built for the world’s largest service providers, who use it to manage multiple, complex wireless services for their business customers.

Its software and cloud-based platform powers some of the world’s most complex Wi-Fi services, delivering billions of authentications a year. These include San Francisco, San Jose, New York, London, Sydney, Mexico and throughout Europe.

Media contact:

Kate Cleevely
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