iPass Launches New Managed Wi-Fi Service in North America
Leverages iPass mobility expertise with company’s Managed Network Services platform to enable enterprises and retailers to deliver in-store/in-office Wi-Fi services
IRVINE, Calif. — February 8, 2012 — iPass® Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) today unveiled a new managed Wi-Fi offering that expands the iPass Managed Network Services (iPass MNS) platform and leverages the company’s mobility expertise to deliver a fully-managed Wi-Fi infrastructure service to retail stores and branch office environments. The new service helps enterprises, financial institutions and retailers quickly deploy and create an integrated Wi-Fi experience for their employees and customers. iPass MNS transparently handles all the complexity, integration, and day-to-day network infrastructure operations, enabling customers to focus on their core business initiatives.
“iPass MNS has strong domain expertise in providing and managing wide area network services for the last 15 years. Expanding our platform to include managed Wi-Fi services is a logical extension of what we do best, and leveraging our company’s leading mobility expertise is a significant advantage for our customers,” said Chris Linden, Vice President and General Manager of iPass MNS. “The wireless connectivity value impact for our customers continues to intensify with the rapid increase in Wi-Fi devices used both by consumers and employees. iPass MNS delivers a scalable wireless platform, a fully-managed deployment, and optimal enterprise-grade WAN integration for a seamless wireless experience that addresses the demand for Wi-Fi alongside the ‘peace-of-mind’ needed for real manageability.”
“It’s critical that businesses deploy Wi-Fi connectivity if they want to increase the productivity and experience of their employees and customers,” said Sue Rudd, Director of Service Provider Analysis at Strategy Analytics. “A managed WLAN service offering provides an efficient answer for businesses that do not have in-house expertise or require complex deployments; hardware acquisition is one thing, but implementation, integration, and management is quite another.”
iPass MNS provides a range of tailored design, implementation and management services that enable businesses, system integrators, and service providers to grow their WLAN business mobility strategy—without the need to expand or increase in-house support staff expertise. From a turn-key, cloud-based, managed W-Fi service to delivering and supporting specific premise based Wi-Fi architectures, iPass MNS will design, integrate, deploy, and operate the entire WLAN topology. iPass MNS has more than 20,000 retail, financial, and business locations under management in North America and is already seeing early signs of traction with large-scale Wi-Fi retail deployments. iPass MNS can help customers balance cost, technical, and business requirements in order to deliver greater employee productivity and a better wireless experience.
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About iPass Managed Network Services
iPass delivers a boutique service to solve specific enterprise and retail internet-based wide area and Wi-Fi networking needs in North America. iPass MNS runs a state-of-the-art IP VPN Management Platform to enable customers to remotely manage their large enterprise-grade networks and deliver the security, visibility and control required. iPass has relationships with over 190 internet broadband access providers throughout North America, to provide a variety of high speed technologies delivering 100% coverage for our customers. From PCI compliancy to advanced network and application level monitoring, iPass MNS delivers the solutions necessary to reduce cost while improving network performance, security, and availability.
iPass helps enterprises and service providers ensure their employees and customers will be well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and most trusted connectivity platform. With over 675,000 connection venues, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world – easily, quickly, securely and cost effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.