AT&T this week announced it will work
IBM’s global network to enhance
its enterprise class virtual private network services, which provide
businesses with a single, integrated solution for domestic and
international Internet dial and VPN dial access.
The IBM global network serves the networking needs of more than 1 million
individual Internet users and businesses in 59 countries. In its
partnership, AT&T signed an IBM International Remarketer Agreement to offer
its services through IBM’s network.
The agreement calls for AT&T Global IP Dial Services, powered by the IBM
Global Network, offer customers corporate VPN dial access with various
levels of security features. Users will be able to connect to the network
via a local phone call from 59 countries.
“This agreement means AT&T customers will now have access to IBM’s premier
services for their global intranet, Internet and VPN service requirements,”
said Bruce R. Jackson, vice
president for network services, IBM Global Services.