SOURCE: iPass

April 02, 2007 04:00 ET

Scania Hits the Road With iPass

Remote and Mobile Employees to Become Wi-Fi Warriors

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a global provider of services that unify the management of enterprise mobility, today announced that Scania, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines, is rolling out iPass Mobile Office to its global remote workforce. The deployment is being implemented and managed by Flexible Networks Nordic (FlexiNets®), a Swedish remote access specialist and Certified iPass Solution Partner. A Global 2000 company with headquarters in Sweden and operations across 100 countries, Scania required a remote access solution that would enable its employees to take advantage of wireless technologies to stay productive while on the road.

Scania selected iPass Mobile Office after benchmarking it against its existing remote access solution. iPass stood out for its usability and expansive global Wi-Fi footprint, which includes more than 76,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and coverage in 76 of the world's top hundred airports by passenger traffic. Scania's existing remote access solution offered mostly dial-up connectivity but was lacking in its global Wi-Fi coverage which Scania's employees required to gain high-speed and reliable access to business-critical resources while out of the office.

"Wi-Fi was the missing link in our mobile connectivity strategy. The technology has come into its own over the last two years and we wanted to take advantage of that. Our employees are distributed across 100 countries, with many travelling regularly across Europe and South America, so finding a solution that could offer true global Wi-Fi coverage, not just pockets of coverage, was our number one priority. We also appreciated FlexiNets' ability to split costs across regions and business units," commented Jens Satero, Sourcing Manager, Scania.

Flexinets will initially roll out the iPass solution to 500-600 Scania employees, with a view to increasing the number of users as remote working grows increasingly more important within the company. The employees represent a wide cross segment of Scania's business from engineering and management to sales and marketing executives.

"During the pilot phase, feedback on the iPass solution was very positive. Many commented that the service was much easier to use than the previous remote access provider. The solution also fits well with Scania's growth plans as the iPass client has been designed to support emerging technologies such as HSDPA and WiMax," commented Martin Solang, Sales Manager, Flexinets.

"Scania's transition from dial-up to Wi-Fi mirrors that of many other companies with large mobile workforces. Now that Wi-Fi is widely available in hotels, airports, cafés and conference centers, companies are realizing they can benefit from high speed connectivity wherever they are located," said Doug Loewe, vice president and managing director, iPass EMEA. "We're confident that Flexinets will deliver a strong solution that will enable Scania's employees to maximize their productivity."

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. 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 www.ipass.com.

About FlexiNets

Flexible Networks Nordic AB (FlexiNets), founded in January 2000, is a rapidly growing company in data communication and security. FlexiNets focuses on Secure Remote Access, allowing remote users to effectively access their corporate resources in a secure and user-friendly way from all over the world. The company delivers Global Access Roaming services, VPN, Personal Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Encryption and Network Access Control and other related products securing the client, the transmission and the corporate network.

FlexiNets offers today services to a great number of Nordic international corporations and public organizations. The company works in depth with leading suppliers in the communications and security market, for example iPass, Symantec, Utimaco, Juniper and Aventail, and strives continuously to have the highest skills and certifications available on these products and services. The company works all over the Nordic countries, with headquarters in Solna, Sweden, and has a subsidiary in Espoo, Finland.

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc.

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