IBM Adds New Global Network Services
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The company introduced new remote access capabilities for IBM Managed Data Network Services targeted at businesses with remote and mobile needs.
New features include ISDN and analog bundling options, providing Global Network access of speeds up to 256 Kbps when employing IP remote access or multiprotocol remote access components of IBM Managed Data Network Services. IBM said response times for applications and file transfers for data-intensive applications are improved as a result.
The access upgrade also enables users to package up to four ISDN channels or four individual analog dial lines into one logical channel, enabling higher effective speed or bandwidth connection to the Global Network.
IBM also upgraded its universal messaging services making the Internet mail connection for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) available for WANs and LANs. This enables native attachment to SMTP servers, and offers the option to attach to leased lines for accessing the IBM Global Network for message exchange.
The IBM Universal Messaging Service's LAN mail connect feature will still provide native connectivity for Lotus cc:Mail, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Mail and Microsoft Exchange systems.
Under the agreement, IBM said it will promote Net2Phone on the IBM Internet Connection Services Web site. In addition, IBM will bundle Net2Phone software in its Internet access dialer kit, and will also provide an icon on its site linking to IDT's download site.