EMS Global Ltd teams up with iPass to deploy Secure Global Internet Connectivity for UK and Irish Corporations

Manchester, 26/6/02. EMS Global Ltd, an IT Security Specialist, today announced an agreement with iPass(r) Inc., a premier provider of secure remote connectivity services. This agreement will allow EMS Global Ltd to offer fully end-to-end managed dialup and broadband connectivity and VPN services.

iPass operates the world’s largest remote access network with over 14,000 access points and redundant coverage in key business centres throughout the world. iPass will provide EMS Global Ltd business clients with the ability to connect remotely to their corporate resources with the ease and cost of placing a local phone call from virtually anywhere in the world. The service features the iPassConnect(tm) client software, which provides support for notebooks, desktops, handheld computers and PDAs over dial-up, ISDN and broadband connections.

EMS Global Ltd will bundle the iPass client with its fully managed IP VPN service offering maximum security for mobile clients.

Geoff Wilson, managing director for iPass EMEA region, commented: “iPass’ remote connectivity services offer a unique bespoke solution to major issues currently faced by most corporates: delivering increased productivity and convenience to their remote employees. EMS Global Ltd expertise in IP VPN will be key to delivering a fully managed remote connectivity solution to blue-chip customers in UK and Ireland”

“Today’s global enterprises demand their workforces be increasingly mobile and it is this mobility and the issues around security, which has become critical for today’s organization,” said Brian Pennington. “The iPass corporate access service together with our managed secure VPN offering is the perfect remote access solution as it delivers the highest levels of accessibility, security and ease of use”.

About iPass
iPass Inc. is a leading provider of secure remote connectivity services to global enterprises including SAP AG and JD Edwards and to over 600 carriers and ISPs worldwide. By seamlessly integrating wireless, wired broadband and dial technologies into a single client interface, iPass offers unparalleled simplicity and convenience for mobile and telecommuting professionals who need secure access to their corporate applications. The award-winning iPassConnect(tm) client is interoperable with leading authentication, VPN and personal firewall systems and can be customized to meet a corporation’s unique security policies. iPass has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

About EMS Global Ltd
EMS-global is a world leader in the provision of both outsourced and installed security solutions, recognised as an essential technology partner who can stabilise and manage technology and facilitate the external network connectivity and online services required by enterprises in a dynamic market place. EMS-global brings together people, processes and technology to rapidly design and build simple solutions to solve complex IT and telecommunications challenges.

The company was established in 1996 and has offices in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Manchester (UK) and London




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