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GoRemote Announces World's Largest Secure Wireless Access Network


MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 7 -- GoRemote Internet Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIC) today further extended its leadership in delivering managed secure remote access solutions by unveiling the world's largest and most comprehensive secure wireless access network. GoRemote is the first to offer a single solution for mobile users to obtain secure remote connectivity using virtually any type of wireless access, including free Wi-Fi hotspots, in-flight Wi-Fi, cellular and 3G. This solution, called GoRemote Mobile Office Revolution, is the successor to the GoRemote Mobile Office solution. GoRemote Revolution will provide business professionals the most efficient and secure way to remain productive while away from the office, and enables IT and finance departments to better control access to sensitive corporate data and manage remote access costs.

"The enterprise has expanded well beyond the office, with more than 100 million mobile workers in the U.S. alone relying on a multitude of wireless access methods to remain connected and productive," said Mark Winther, group vice president at IDC. "By securing a wide array of access methods from free Wi-Fi and cellular to 3G and in-flight Wi-Fi, GoRemote is ushering in a new era in secure mobile access -- turning all wireless access into an enterprise-class offering. GoRemote's solution dramatically expands the boundaries of the mobile enterprise and allows it to cost effectively provide the most comprehensive, secure wireless access network available."

To reduce the cost, complexity and risks of remote access while boosting productivity, GoRemote is providing the following enhancements to its existing services.

First Aggregation of Free Wi-Fi Plus Value-Added Services Industry experts confirm that the number of free Wi-Fi access points is expanding much faster than the number of fee-based access points. Many reputable businesses are now offering free Wi-Fi connectivity as a service for their customers. The fact that these connections are not always secure does not stop employees from using them to access corporate resources. GoRemote is the first to offer a solution that will secure access to corporate networks via free Wi-Fi access points, and also provide several value-added features:

  • Offline Wi-Fi access directory includes the locations of thousands of free Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing remote users to find their nearest Wi-Fi access points.

  • Rating system for free Wi-Fi access points provides an indicator of connection quality.

  • Connection security mechanisms including 802.1x, IPSec VPN integration, strong authentication, application-centric firewall, host integrity checking, and automatic policy enforcement and remediation, provide end-to-end connection security and peace of mind.

  • Remote access auditing assists corporate finance and IT departments in documenting and auditing their internal controls over remote access to assist with regulatory compliance.

    "Panera Bread (Nasdaq: PNRA) is the largest provider of free Wi-Fi Internet access in the United States with 575 bakery-cafes in 30 states currently offering the free service to our customers," said Panera Bread Chief Marketing Officer Michael Markowitz. "We are firmly committed to providing free broadband wireless Internet access as a convenient and reliable service to customers in our existing bakery-cafes, as well as our new locations. Panera is excited about solutions such as those offered by GoRemote that provide added convenience for our customers and potential customers to securely access their networks and applications."

    Continued Expansion of Paid Wi-Fi
    GoRemote continues to expand its paid Wi-Fi access footprint with select partners to provide customers with the broadest array of connectivity options. Paid Wi-Fi offers location-specific access from premium locations, such as airports, convention centers, in-flight aircraft and rental car centers. GoRemote separately announced today an agreement with Connexion by Boeing(SM), a business unit of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), which will deliver secure, in-flight access solutions to GoRemote's enterprise customers.

    GoRemote also announced today the addition of more than 2,900 U.S. Wi-Fi hotspots to the GoRemote Global Network(TM) through an alliance with SBC Communications.

    Aggregating 3G and Cellular Data Services
    Wireless connectivity extends beyond Wi-Fi. GoRemote is expanding its wireless footprint by building an aggregated cellular data network through relationships with mobile operators around the world. The new connectivity options, which will be offered using laptop data cards, include multiple 2.5G and 3G access such as GPRS, GSM-based UMTS/WCDMA and CDMA variants.

    Cellular data services complement the GoRemote Wi-Fi footprint by providing broad, wide-area coverage, enabling mobile users to securely access corporate networks at high-speeds while on the move. By providing this key connection mechanism, GoRemote enables its end-users to boost their productivity by experiencing converged Wi-Fi and cellular communications anytime, anywhere through a single and easy to use client interface. In a December 2004 report, IDC forecasted that U.S. cellular data card revenues will grow from $778.1 million in 2005 to $3.3 billion in 2008.

    "GoRemote is redefining 'everywhere access' to enterprise and professional consumers by making available the world's largest and, more importantly, most secure wireless access network," said Tom Thimot, GoRemote President and CEO. "We continue to broaden the scope of access available over the GoRemote Global Network by establishing critical alliances. By offering a single global network that integrates cellular and 3G data access, paid Wi-Fi access, and free Wi-Fi access, we are focused on transforming wireless access into a secure extension of the enterprise network."

    Secure Connectivity Regardless of Access Method
    Many connections are not secure, but that does not stop employees from using them. GoRemote creates a powerful defense that both protect the corporate network and mobile devices with GoRemote Total Security Protection, the industry's most comprehensive security platform for remote access. GoRemote Total Security Protection includes centrally managed, policy-driven security services: hosted user authentication; managed IP VPNs; and endpoint security with application-centric firewalls, intrusion prevention, host integrity, adaptive protection, universal enforcement and remediation.

    GoRemote Total Security Protection includes:

  • Remote Endpoint Security (REPS) - REPS assures that the endpoint stays protected and continuously complies with pre-set security policies. This protection includes application-centric endpoint firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, adaptive protection, host integrity checking, security policy enforcement (including 802.1x) and remediation.

  • Security On Demand Agent (SODA) - SODA enables enterprises to secure access to corporate data and systems regardless of endpoint ownership.

  • IPSec VPN integration - GoRemote offers a turnkey managed VPN service that allows enterprises to quickly integrate and deploy a managed IPSEC VPN to protect corporate resources.

  • Strong authentication - GoRemote strong authentication supports any RADIUS-based two-factor authentication systems, permitting customers to benefit from their already-deployed solution and reduce implementation cost.

    Easing compliance effort and cost
    To reduce the cost, complexity, and risks of remote access while boosting productivity, companies can integrate optional GoRemote Universal Remote Control services with GoRemote Revolution-creating a secure Web portal designed to allow enterprise IT and networking managers to proactively manage, monitor, and support mobile and remote workers. A single, easy-to-use management platform helps protect and defend your networks by giving you extensive control over access that originates outside the corporate firewall.

    With GoRemote Universal Remote Control, IT managers can monitor and manage in real-time who is accessing their network, where the network is being accessed from, how long users have been online and whether any problems have developed, thus helping them determine whether any suspicious activity is taking place. GoRemote Universal Remote Control further facilitates the work mandated of IT managers and finance departments to document and audit their internal controls over remote access, even for free Wi-Fi connections, simplifying and reducing the costs of complying with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

    Industry Leaders Tout GoRemote Revolution
    "As mobile technology continues to proliferate, business professionals have the opportunity to dramatically improve their productivity while consumers can enjoy the freedom of staying connected outside the home," said Raja Narayanan, vice president of mobility solutions for Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems (http://www.toshibamyconnect.com). "GoRemote's strategy and direction are aggressively embracing these powerful industry trends, in alignment with Toshiba's MyConnect mobility business strategy and direction."

    According to Berlex Laboratories, "We believe there is merit in providing a secure global wireless footprint to our employees. GoRemote is demonstrating innovation that deserves a thorough evaluation." About GoRemote
    GoRemote Internet Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIC) is the world's leading provider of secure remote access solutions, enabling customers to achieve best-of-breed network security, while reducing capital and operating expenses associated with their mobile and remote workforces. GoRemote provides a comprehensive portfolio of managed remote access solutions for mobile office, teleworker/home offices, and branch office/retail environments. The GoRemote Global Network(TM) includes more than 48,000 wired and wireless access points in approximately 150 countries. More information about GoRemote is available at http://www.GoRemote.com or by calling +1-408-955-1920.

    About Panera Bread
    Panera Bread owns and franchises bakery-cafes under the Panera Bread and Saint Louis Bread Co. names. The company is the leader in the emerging specialty bread/cafe category due to its unique bread combined with a quick, casual dining experience. As released in the October 28, 2004 earnings statement, Panera Bread operates 701 bakery-cafes (212 company-owned and 489 franchised). Additional information is available on the company's website http://www.panerabread.com



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