- Alliance with iPass empowers mobile users with secure IP, VoIP and IP video connectivity around the world.
- Service increases enterprises' agility, flexibility and bottom line.
- Endpoint policy enforcement and management ensures security of corporate information.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 14 / -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) announced today that it has joined forces with iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) the recognized leader of the secure mobile access market, to launch Global Crossing Mobile IP Connect(TM). This new service enables mobile and remote workers to gain secure Internet access from more than 40,000 WiFi "hot spot" and 35,000 broadband and dial access points in business-intensive locations in more than 160 countries around the world.
"Workers in today's fast-paced business environment require the ability to leverage IP applications from anywhere they do business," said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing's chief marketing officer. "Global enterprises will find that utilizing Mobile IP Connect delivers a powerful competitive advantage."
Industry analyst firm The Yankee Group estimates that in the United States today there are approximately 50 million mobile workers -- that is, workers who spend more than 20 percent of their time away from their primary workspace. This figure represents 38 percent of the total U.S. workforce.
"Global Crossing's Mobile IP Connect meets the increasing needs of enterprises for a scalable and secure remote access service as part of its overall converged IP service offering," states Kathryn Weldon, principal analyst at Current Analysis. "This new service offering brings together Global Crossing's industry leading global IP VPN service platform with the comprehensive scope of mobility solutions provided by iPass -- from a unified interface capability to endpoint policy enforcement -- for a complete end-to- end remote access service."
Mobile IP Connect helps increase worker productivity as remote and traveling users collaborate in real-time, and leverage access to the same IP applications enjoyed by colleagues on a local area network. By delivering a consistent experience regardless of location, the intuitive interface enables end-users to focus on business and bypass the frustration of managing a different interface at each remote access point.
The integrity of proprietary information is ensured by configuring the corporate security policy before access is granted. Centralized billing and detailed usage reporting offer total visibility into each end-user's remote access charges, helping finance and IT organizations manage remote access programs and expenses.
"As a company that serves the global enterprise, Global Crossing recognizes that a mobility offering needs to be flexible, adaptable and extend across many access types," said Joel Wachtler, iPass senior vice president of marketing and strategy. "iPass has spent ten years working to build a service that addresses enterprises' evolving requirements. Working together, iPass and Global Crossing will enable mobile enterprise customers to become more productive while protecting their devices and data across an extensive range of connectivity options."
Available as part of Global Crossing's suite of fully managed converged IP solutions, Mobile IP Connect may be integrated with Global Crossing's Remote VPN Access service, for a complete remote network-based solution, or leveraged as a fully hosted service in the Global Crossing network. The highly scaleable, end-to-end solution delivers simplified management and economic advantages to enterprises around the world.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities and 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities, 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service, Global Crossing Managed Services and Global Crossing VoIP services, to 36 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.
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Statements in this press release about expected future events and financial results are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, including risks referenced from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Global Crossing undertakes no duty to update information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.
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