iPass develops Policy Orchestration to strengthen secure mobile connectivity

July 19, 2004

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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- iPass Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAS) is working to change the way enterprises will secure their corporate endpoints, networks and data with iPass Policy Orchestration. iPass envisions Policy Orchestration as a layer of software intelligence built into the iPass connectivity platform that will permit iPass services to control and enforce use of enterprise policy-based security systems, such as virtual private networks (VPNs), personal firewalls and anti-virus software, assessment and remediation, patch management, and network compliance capabilities. iPass is designing Policy Orchestration to enable easy-to- manage, comprehensive and coordinated protection of critical business assets over all remote and mobile Internet and corporate connections. iPass expects to offer Policy Orchestration-enabled services, currently under development, in the fourth quarter of 2004.

iPass Policy Orchestration will be facilitated by tightly integrating iPass' virtual network architecture with leading policy-based security systems across the broad spectrum of iPass Alliance(R) technology partners. Leveraging both platform and partners, iPass intends to introduce service features that act to protect endpoints beginning before a user attempts an Internet connection. The company expects these features will ensure that proper vulnerability assessment and remediation take place, verify that endpoints are in a trusted state before being allowed Internet or corporate access, and maintain policy controls throughout the connectivity session.

"Enterprises have a ton of intellectual property on their network, notebooks and PDAs," says iPass CEO Ken Denman. "It's no longer enough simply to keep mobile workers connected; enterprises must also secure multiple points of vulnerability in the connection process from the user's device to the corporate network, and the data flow between them. Enterprises must be aware that many tools exist to protect these assets and are often used improperly, inconsistently or not at all."

iPass Inc.

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