SOURCE: iPass Inc.

iPass Inc.

November 04, 2009 05:00 ET

iPass Offers Enterprise Customers First Securely-Configured MiFi Device for Simple 3G Connectivity

MiFi Device Offers Enterprise-Class Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot for Remote Workgroups and Business Travelers

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced the industry's first enterprise-class mobile Wi-Fi hotspot service, available in the United States.

Novatel Wireless' MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot is a mobile broadband device that creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between multiple users and Wi-Fi devices or used by a single user as a USB-connected 3G modem. iPass has adapted the Novatel Wireless' consumer-oriented MiFi to be 'plug and play' for the enterprise user. The iPass MiFi devices are factory-configured with customer-specific SSID and security keys and configured into the customer's iPassConnect™ mobility manager software. This guarantees a secure connection and eliminates user or IT set-up requirements. The IT manager is given visibility and control over usage, policies and asset protection through the advanced reporting that comes with the iPass Management Portal. Enterprise users experience one-click connectivity, gaining access to the Internet and corporate resources.

"iPass is committed to providing an expanding portfolio of enterprise mobility services for distributed enterprises who depend heavily on an increasingly mobile workforce. The introduction of a customer configured, enterprise-class mobile MiFi device is part of our ongoing commitment to support users -- irrespective of the device type and network they use -- and also support IT needs for visibility, security, and lower support costs," said Steven Wastie, senior vice president, marketing, iPass Inc.

About iPass Inc.

iPass helps enterprises and individuals unify the management of remote and mobile connectivity. With iPass software and services, enterprise customers can create easy-to-use wireless and broadband solutions for their mobile workers, home offices, and branch and retail locations, complete with web-based management, security validation, and unified billing. iPass offerings are powered by its leading global virtual network, award-winning mobility manager software, and in-the-cloud platform. The iPass global virtual network unifies hundreds of wireless, broadband and dial-up providers in over 165 countries. Hundreds of Global 2000 companies rely on iPass services, including Ford, Nokia, and Proctor and Gamble. Founded in 1996, iPass is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.iPass.com.

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IPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. iPassConnect™ and iPass Mobile Office™ are trademarks of iPass Inc. The Novatel Wireless name, logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Editorial Contacts:

    iPass US: Paige Burgess
    iPass PR Manager
    Tel. +1 650 232 4134
    Email: PBurgess@iPass.com