Roaming the world and dialling into your company's main servers could become a lot more secure and easy, with the introduction of iPass' iPassConnect 1.0 at the Fall Internet World show in New York.
With iPassConnect 1.0, the company hopes to make connecting to a company's virtual private network as easy as one click from anywhere in the world. The software uses a variety of local service providers to provide redundant and inexpensive connections to the Internet, that automatically opens up the VPN connection.
With more than 4200 points of presence in 150 countries, iPass is selling simplicity. `A salesperson is really not inter-ested in how this stuff works,' said Bob Schoettle, vice president of marketing at iPass. `They say, 'just get me online'.'
The new interface included in iPassConnect 1.0 allows users to select connections by country, automatically update phone books, bookmark frequently used numbers, and select all of the access numbers in a given location in the event that one or more of the numbers is busy.
IPassConnect 1.0 is available immediately and runs on Windows 2000, Windows 95/98, and Windows NT. The product is sold exclusively through ISPs and VARs, which are listed at www.ipass.com/roaming_providers.html.