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
said David Gang, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, AOL
Interactive Services, in a statement.