November 14, 2007 08:00 ET

iPass Earns Lead Ranking

Top Positioning Validates Company Status as a Trusted Provider of Mobility Solutions for the Enterprise Market

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) a global provider of services that unify the management of enterprise mobility, today announced that analyst firm IDC Inc. has placed iPass in the "Leadership" section of its Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise 2007-2011 Forecast and 2006 Vendor Shares (IDC # 208771, October 2007) report assembled by Stephen Drake, Program Director, Mobile Enterprise and Stacy Sudan, Research Analyst, Mobile Software.

The Leadership Grid provides a qualitative comparison of suppliers within the mobile device management enterprise market. It represents each vendor's position within the market based on two factors: the supplier's ability to gain market share and its alignment with future market opportunities(1).

"One of today's biggest IT challenges is maintaining visibility and control over the growing number and variety of mobile devices used by the workforce," said Ken Denman, chairman and CEO of iPass. "iPass' position in the 'Leadership' section of IDC's report confirms our success in helping companies effectively deal with this challenge. At iPass we are committed to providing our customers everything they need to get the most out of mobility, including reliable global access, ease-of-use, and the ability for IT to easily manage remote and mobile devices."

iPass Device Management gives companies a simple, cost-effective way to gain control over their difficult-to-administer remote and mobile endpoints. iPass Device Management helps organizations to:

--  Manage and protect laptops, handhelds and smartphones over the LAN and
    across the Internet
--  Simply and efficiently automate a wide range of system management
    tasks through powerful Package Editor functionality
--  Deploy patches, security updates and applications upgrades as soon as
    remote devices touch the Internet -- without requiring a VPN connection
--  Keep users productive while devices are updated using mobile-specific
    performance features.
--  Integrate the solution with their personal firewall or network edge
    enforcement solutions such as Cisco NAC and Symantec Sygate Enterprise

In July, iPass announced its innovative Mobility Management offering that combined iPass global access, connection management and device management capabilities into a single solution, all available to companies at a flat monthly rate.

As defined by IDC, the Mobile Device Management Enterprise software provides standard features found in all desktop administration solutions, such as maintaining PC hardware and software inventories, performing software distribution, managing antivirus scan files and enabling remote control for systems diagnostics. In addition, MDM Enterprise solutions also include advanced functions that address the needs of mobile and wireless users, such as mobile security, support for offline and over-the-air wireless synchronization, and back up and recovery capabilities(1).

For more information about iPass Device Management, visit:

About iPass Inc.

iPass helps enterprises unify the management of remote and mobile connectivity and devices. With iPass software and services, customers can create easy-to-use broadband solutions for their mobile workers, home offices and branch and retail locations, complete with device management, security validation and unified billing. iPass offerings are powered by its leading global virtual network, on-demand management platform, and award-winning client software. The iPass global virtual network unifies hundreds of wireless, broadband and dial-up providers in over 160 countries. Hundreds of Global 2000 companies rely on iPass services, including General Motors, Nokia, and Reuters. Founded in 1996, iPass is headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc.

(1) IDC, "Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise 2007-2011 Forecast and 2006 Vendor Shares," Doc # 208771, October 2007.

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