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iPass Unveils New Wide Area Network Offering With Significantly Faster Speeds Over MPLS Services

iPass MultiLink Connect Offers Enterprises a Fully-Managed Highly Available WAN IP VPN Solution That Provides a Strong Foundation for Retail or Branch Office Wi-Fi Networks; American Family Insurance Reduces WAN Costs Significantly With iPass MultiLink Co (April 18, 2012)

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/18/12 -- iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) Managed Network Services (MNS), a leading enterprise high speed wide area networking (WAN) platform provider, today unveiled MultiLink Connect, a new dual-circuit WAN IP VPN solution that provides a fully-managed secure network for enterprises that currently employ a Frame Relay, MPLS, or other WAN services to connect hundreds or thousands of locations.

MultiLink Connect helps insurance companies, healthcare providers, financial services institutions, retailers and other enterprises increase network efficiency and uptime by providing a highly available, dual-circuit network at each location with significantly increased bandwidth options, improved security and back-up capabilities that also creates a strong foundation for retail or branch office Wi-Fi networks at more affordable rates.

MultiLink Connect offers:

  • Fully-audited PCI compliant network to ensure end-to-end security
  • 99.99 percent network availability
  • Broadband speeds at 10-20 times higher than other private line solutions
  • Consolidated invoicing to save time managing multiple bills and vendors
  • Comprehensive MultiLink network monitoring and real-time failover technology

"iPass MNS has been providing a range of fully managed and tailored broadband and hybrid WAN services for 16 years that enable businesses, system integrators, and service providers to grow their network broadband capabilities without the need to increase in-house support staff expertise," said Chris Linden, vice president and general manager of iPass MNS. "Our breakthrough MultiLink Connect technology will allow customers to take advantage of high bandwidth to deliver and enable the Wi-Fi infrastructure customers are demanding. It also helps businesses improve performance for business applications, maintain security, and deliver back-up capabilities with faster speeds -- all at a more affordable cost structure than private networking technology."

American Family Insurance, one of the nation's largest auto, home, life, health and business insurers, has deployed the solution. "The iPass MultiLink Connect solution has exceeded our expectations while also allowing American Family to realize a significant savings in our network costs," said Scott Cooper, network engineering specialist at American Family Insurance. "We could have chosen to continue with a major national service provider but we realized that our network of 3,500 agents would experience greater productivity and efficiency with iPass MultiLink Connect. The focus, expertise and experience of the iPass MNS team were also critical factors in our vendor selection process."

MultiLink Connect is available today in North America. Additional information is available at, via telephone (866) 801-6930 or email:

About iPass Managed Network Services
iPass delivers a boutique service to solve specific enterprise and retail internet-based wide area and Wi-Fi networking needs in North America. iPass MNS runs a state-of-the-art IP VPN Management Platform to remotely manage large enterprise-grade networks and deliver the security, visibility and control required. iPass has relationships with over 200 internet broadband access providers throughout North America, to provide a variety of high speed technologies delivering 100 percent coverage for its customers. From PCI compliancy to advanced network and application level monitoring, iPass MNS delivers the solutions necessary to reduce cost and increase bandwidth while improving network performance, security, and availability.

About iPass Inc.
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world's largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than 780,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across 118 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world -- easily, quickly, securely and cost effectively. Additional information is available at or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.

iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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