According to Wi-Fi Network News, AnchorFree is offering a free VPN service called Hotspot Shield.
Hotspot Shield helps secure your computer, your anonymity and your online communications when using free wi-fi. Hotspot Shield.
Ensures your computer remains anonymous and private when logged on to free wi-fi hotspots.
Auto encrypts and protects inbound / outbound Internet traffic (email, instant messaging, VoIP calls, web surfing, etc.) as itâ€™s transmitted thru the air, using wi-fi.
Thwarts wireless hackers keeping your personal data locked down while using an unsecured hotspot.
Provides professional security and protection without expensive or complex requirements.
According to AnchorFree, Hotspot Shield:
Unfortunately, the VPN client software requires a Windows 2000/XP or higher system.
Other providers of public VPN services include personalVPN, publicVPN.com, HotSpotVPN.com and SpotLock.
More information about AnchorFree’s service is available at their blog.