SOURCE: iPass Inc.

iPass Inc.

November 04, 2009 05:00 ET

iPass First to Create an Open Device Framework Allowing Rapid Integration of 3G Devices With the Award-Winning iPass Enterprise Mobility Service

Self-Service Deployment of 3G Devices Puts Control in Hands of Enterprise IT Managers and Eliminates Network or Device Lock-In

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced the Open Device Framework that allows customers and partners to quickly and seamlessly integrate new 3G devices into the iPassConnect™ mobility manager software. Companies can now avoid being locked into a single carrier contract or device and quickly extend the capabilities of the iPass mobile service ensuring that their enterprise workforce has a simple and smart connection experience. This capability, the first of its kind, illustrates iPass' commitment to meeting global enterprise customer needs in managing an increasingly chaotic and fragmented mobile ecosystem.

iPass Mobile Office™ already supports over 125 devices for 3G networks and will continue to integrate 3G devices -- whether embedded, tethered, USB, PC Card or Express -- across multiple models by country, region and technology. The iPass Open Device Framework will expedite the implementation process for companies that want the ability to immediately incorporate a new or one-off device and avoid being locked into inflexible contracts.

"Recognizing that mobility is a competitive necessity, IT administrators are looking for a flexible, single control point for managing both spiraling support costs and users' access, device and application demands," said Steven Wastie, senior vice president, marketing, iPass Inc. "The iPass Open Device Framework is another step towards iPass providing customers with seamless access to critical assets, at point of need -- regardless of the device or network provider."

The iPass Mobile Office service helps companies overcome the significant challenge of cost-effectively using and managing global remote and mobile connectivity. iPass users get quick, easy and secure connections to corporate resources through a variety of technologies including 3G mobile broadband networks, Wi-Fi hotspots, hotel Ethernet and dial-up. When travelling, they benefit from the iPass Global Network, the largest in the world with over 140,000 commercial/enterprise-grade broadband venues. The world's largest corporations can take advantage of iPass' enterprise flat rate pricing to gain critical predictability and cost control over mobility expenses. Cost savings are especially noteworthy when travelling abroad as significant 3G data roaming costs can be avoided completely.

The Open Device Framework is immediately available for Windows XP and Vista operating systems, with Windows 7 support coming soon. It is available to customers on iPassConnect v 3.51 and above.

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

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