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AOL Signs Partners to Boost AOL Enterprise

In an effort to beef up its AOL Enterprise service, America Online announced today new remote Internet access services in conjunction with Lotus, Oracle, Security Dynamics, and others.

With access from 1,500 cities in over 100 countries, AOL Enterprise allows mobile business users to use the AOL Enterprise network to dial in to internal network resources and applications.

Oracle Corporation will employ AOL's network to provide its mobile employees and consultants with network access and messaging as part of an Oracle intranet virtual private network.

In partnership with Lotus Development Corporation, AOL Enterprise said today it will provide Internet access in Lotus Notes collaboration software. The companies said they will also announce further joint product plans at a later date.

AOL Enterprise said it will also join with leading Internet security players Security Dynamics, Aventail Corporation, AXENT Technologies Inc., and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. in an effort to ensure secure remote access and data protection.

XcelleNet will partner with AOL to develop a remote systems management solution for enterprises that support large populations of remote and mobile users.

"Whether it's sales representatives who need to access the latest product information or process a time-sensitive order, or employees on the road who need access to their corporate e-mail system, company news or human resource information, AOL Enterprise provides businesses with seamless cutting-edge service, reliability and security they need in extending their corporate networks to mobile employees, distributed offices, partners and customers," said David Gang, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, AOL Interactive Services, in a statement.