iPass

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iPass, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as (NASDAQIPAS)
Founded California, United States (July 1996, as iPass Alliance)
Headquarters Redwood Shores, California
Key people

Evan Kaplan, CEO
Barbara Nelson, CTO
Christophe Culine, SVP and General Manager
June Bower, CMO
Karen Willem,
SVP and CFO
Steve Livingston, SVP Network Services
Chris Linden, VP and General Manager, iPass Unity Network Services

Homepage = www.ipass.com

iPass, Inc. is an American company headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. iPass provides global enterprises and telecommunications carriers with cloud-based mobility management and Wi-Fi connectivity services. iPass provides a platform for enterprises and individuals to bring together the world’s commercial Wi-Fi sites into a single global network for enterprise employees and service provider subscribers. Founded in 1996 as iPass Alliance, the company was added to the NASDAQ on July 23, 2003.

The company focuses on three areas:

Enterprise mobility: providing connectivity to enterprise business travelers

Consumer mobility: making global Wi-Fi available to consumers on their telecommunication carriers’ subscriber bills

Managed Wi-Fi networks: building, designing, and managing Wi-Fi and Wide Area Networks (WAN) to retailers, enterprise branch offices, real estate holders, and telecom providers.

History[edit]

iPass was founded in July 1996 as iPass Alliance. Its original offices were located in Mountain View, California, and its founding CEO was Chris Moore. The company originally offered a dial up connectivity infrastructure. In May, 1999, Michael Mansouri took the helm as Chairman and CEO. During Mansouri’s time, the company moved from Mountain View to its present location in Redwood Shores, California.

On October 30, 2001, Ken Denman took over as President and CEO. During his tenure, the company acquired three companies: Mobile Automation and Safe 3W in 2004, and Go Remote in 2006, during which the company added research and development facilities in Bangalore, India. On July 23, 2003, iPass had its initial public offering of 8,050,000 shares.

Evan Kaplan became President and CEO on November 3, 2008, and the company moved from supporting connectivity for laptops to the mobile market with the introduction of iPass Open Mobile. Today, the company has 350 employees globally, with offices in London, Paris, Munich, and Amsterdam in the EMEA region, and Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney, Australia in Asia-Pacific, and a Bangalore, India research and development facility. In the United States, there is an office in Irvine, California to support the iPass Unity business unit, remote sales offices across the United States, as well as the world headquarters in Redwood Shores.

Products and services[edit]

iPass Open Mobile (OME): iPass Open Mobile is a cloud-based mobility platform for the enterprise that allows enterprise customers’ business travelers to connect to the Wi-Fi hotspots in the iPass Mobile Network from smartphones, tablets, and laptops. iPass Open Mobile supports iOS, Android, and Windows 8 mobile devices, as well as Mac and Windows for laptops. Part of iPass Open Mobile is a built-in hotspot finder, which allows enterprise users to quickly identify, locate, and navigate to any of the millions of iPass hotspots globally. Business travelers can also use iPass Open Mobile to test the speed of the hotspot to which they are connected to help ensure that the connection has the appropriate speed and strength for the enterprise application they plan to use.

iPass Mobile Network: Open Mobile Exchange, (OMX) iPass partners with Wi-Fi service providers around the world to bring their commercial hotspots into the iPass network so that iPass Open Mobile subscribers can connect to these hotspots from an iPass account. This is known as “Wi-Fi roaming,” which, in the language of 3G/4G telecommunications, means the ability to use the local infrastructure to connect to the Internet away from the user’s home area on a pre-determined plan.

Managed Networks (iPass Unity): iPass designs, builds, and manages a customized Wi-Fi or WAN that can be managed remotely or on-site. This provides industries with multiple locations the ability to offer the same level of Wi-Fi service across their corporate infrastructure without having to manage multiple local carriers and charges. This type of managed service is particularly prevalent in retail, financial, insurance, healthcare, real estate, service providers, or organizations with multiple branch offices.

Network services:

  • Broadband Connect
  • Broadband Connect Plus
  • WAN Connect
  • WAN Connect MultiLink

Security:

  • Secure Web Gateway
  • Secure Anywhere SSL VPN
  • PCI Compliance
  • Application Monitoring
  • VoIP Monitoring
  • Device Monitoring

Professional services:

  • Network design
  • Hardware migration
  • Customization
  • Networked fail-over/disaster recovery

iPass official website: (http: www.ipass.com/index.html)

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