Tuesday unveiled Release 4.0, a cross-platform suite of three upgrades to
its “Access Anywhere” Internet roaming and remote access services.
The Java-based suite is scheduled for public release sometime next month.
Release 4.0 includes iPass RoamServer 4.0, enhanced iPass connection
software and an advanced underlying Settlement System and Clearinghouse
Allied with the major Internet service providers worldwide, iPass is a
global Internet access provider. iPass RoamServer 4.0 improves the
deployment of Internet-based remote access for IT professionals. RoamServer
is software that gets installed at the corporate site and works with a
company’s existing authentication database to provide employees remote
access to iPass’ 3,000 worldwide access points.
RoamServer 4.0 also has push capabilities enabling iPass to run remote
diagnostic tools for their clients. IPass can instantly download new
software enhancements to IT managers. The program
architecture supports standard authentication programs including RADIUS,
TACACS+, NT RAS, and UNIX and NT password files for integration with
directories of user IDs and passwords.
“iPass Release 4.0 is an ingenious way to combine the power of many new
technologies to meet the most critical needs of ISPs, carriers and
businesses, and to ensure that iPass stays several steps ahead of market
needs,” said Chris Moore, iPass president and chief executive officer.
4.0 secures our strategic role in the settlement of current and emerging
IP-based services. It is also backwards-compatible so existing customers
won’t experience incongruity if they continue using older iPass technology.”