iPass changes the economics of enterprise mobility and revolutionizes the connectivity experience. At iPass we strive to be the voice of the enterprise in the mobility space by providing services that simply, smartly and openly facilitate access from any device on any network, while providing the visibility and control necessary to support the demands of the enterprise customer. Founded in 1996, iPass products and services transparently facilitate every connection, regardless of underlying network or device; provide the enterprise with carrier independence and reduce lock-in costs; and give the enterprise a new level of choice and control to drive down costs and maintain security in a world where consumers drive enterprise IT. With 3,500 enterprise customers worldwide, including more than 370 of the Forbes Global 2000, iPass is a leading provider of enterprise mobility services.
Enterprise Mobility Market
From the home to the corporation and the local hotspot (free or commercial) more than 187.9 million workers are mobile. Forrester expects that 397.1 million workers will be mobile by 2012, representing 73 percent of the global enterprise workforce. Yet the vast majority of mobile technology innovation and mobile network connectivity options today are tailored to the consumer market. From iPhone to Symbian and Android, the rise of the consumer market also means people have gotten a lot smarter when it comes to technology—and less patient with dated office technology.
For a large organization this can be chaotic and an expensive management nightmare. Employees are demanding access without understanding potential compliance, security or cost implications. In fact IDC estimates that 70 percent or more of enterprise data now resides in some form on mobile devices, and remarkably, approximately three out of four organizations lack comprehensive formalized policies for dealing with mobile devices.
With the delivery of its new portfolio of enterprise mobility services, enterprise employees can connect from any device over any network, simply, safely and cost-effectively. The new portfolio includes:
iPass Mobile Connect – a service that orchestrates policy-based Internet and corporate access for the iPass Open Mobile Client, always on lightweight software that runs on the mobile device.
iPass Mobile Insight – a service that offers companies in-depth reporting and analytics on mobile usage across all their networks and devices.
iPass Mobile Control – a powerful policy enforcement service that enables IT staff to apply and enforce cost and compliance measures across the mobile workforce.
iPass Mobile Network – the world’s largest broadband network. With network coverage in 160 countries, including over 140,000 access points in 90 countries.
The ever expanding portfolio is built on the new iPass Open Mobile Platform, a cloud-based service delivery system. The platform gives iPass customers the choice and flexibility to implement their mobility strategy and mix and match networks to meet their economic and business needs.
Headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is a publicly traded company with 2009 revenues of $171.4 million.