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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
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
Rating system for free Wi-Fi access points provides an indicator of
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
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
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
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
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."
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