May 01, 2007 08:00 ET

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company Builds Enterprise Mobility Solution With iPass and Sayers

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- iPass, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a global provider of services that unify management of enterprise mobility, today announced that in partnership with value-added IT services provider, Sayers, it will deliver easy, secure connectivity and device management to Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company.

Established in 1895, Pennsylvania Lumbermens is an insurance specialist, providing property and casualty insurance to the lumber, woodworking and building material industries. It has a distributed sales force, and its agents are often on the road, and often in remote locations underserved by traditional connectivity methods. In the competitive insurance market, the ability to quickly get information from the field to corporate headquarters and back is critical.

"Our industry is very competitive and getting information back to the office is essential for quick turnaround," said BJ Gardner, network administrator at Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company. "The iPass service is simple and intuitive to use -- it has changed the sales approach for our company; now our team can take care of requests and address issues on site, instead of needing a turnaround of a day or more. Additionally, our IT department loves the new system because it makes it easy to control costs and track users with high or pressing demands for the service."

The company uses a solution combining iPass Mobile Office and iPass Device Management services to provide their users fast, secure mobile access while enabling IT to easily manage remote and mobile devices, and perform important functions such as assessment and remediation, software upgrades, application downloads, and hardware and software inventory across devices.

"At Sayers, our goal is to create the best solutions we can for our customers. With its network strength and complete suite of software for managing the business and technical challenges of mobility, iPass is the perfect partner," said John Kasser VP at Sayers. "By joining forces with iPass, we are able to deliver a complete solution that's changing the way Pennsylvania Lumbermens runs their business."

The iPass solution for Pennsylvania Lumbermens integrates seamlessly with the company's existing network infrastructure and enables its IT team to quickly detect and troubleshoot remote and mobile network connection problems, ensuring that users remain productive. Sayers integrates the iPass service into a complete remote access solution by providing proprietary on-line billing and reporting tools, VPN services, security integration and expert account management.

"It was critical that Pennsylvania Lumbermens' agents be able to easily connect while in the field," said Piero DePaoli, Director of Product Marketing at iPass. "With the iPass and Sayers solution, the company was able to both improve the efficiency of its agents and simplify the management of these mobile devices."

About Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company

Established in 1895, and based in Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company is an insurance specialist, providing Property and Casualty insurance to the lumber, woodworking and building material industries. PLM provides protection for some 5,300 businesses in more than 39 states. For more information, visit:

About Sayers

Led by football legend and 20 year industry entrepreneur, Gale Sayers, Sayers is a value-added reseller and service provider that offers high value, high return solutions to a broad range of companies for business gain. The Sayers' "Built Around You" approach ensures that its clients get the best solution for their unique business challenges. Sayers is a Certified Minority-owned business enterprise headquartered in Chicago with offices around the U.S. For more information, 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. For more information, visit:

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass, Inc.

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