iPass Achieves OPSEC Certification

iPass Inc. announced today that its award winning iPassConnect? 3.0 service interface has achieved OPSEC? (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies. OPSEC certification ensures that Check Point VPN-1® SecureClient? and VPN-1 SecuRemote? seamlessly integrate with the iPassConnect 3.0 service interface, providing IT administrators with a one-click security as well as an auto-teardown feature.

The one-click deployment allows remote users to establish a secure VPN connection with a single set of user credentials from virtually any location in the world. With the auto-teardown feature of iPassConnect, a network administrator can better ensure the use of Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient or VPN-1 SecuRemote by end users. Should a user disable the VPN, iPassConnect will terminate, or tear down, the Internet connection.

iPass works to assure IT managers that their end-users will have an easy-to-use and consistent interface across multiple connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Ethernet, dial-up and ISDN access available in more than 150 countries The iPassConnect 3.0 service interface offers customers painless login, simplified procedures to utilize Wi-Fi connections and lower total cost of ownership.

“By achieving OPSEC certification for our iPassConnect 3.0 service interface, we have demonstrated our commitment to work with Check Point to provide best-in-class solutions for security and policy management,” said Mary Tate, director of technology alliances at iPass. “iPass has found that simplicity encourages productivity, and the one-click implementation makes it easy even for non-technical, remote users to connect to the Internet and launch their Check Point VPN clients. The auto-teardown feature gives the IT department the added confidence that its VPN system is being used and its mobile employees are complying with VPN policies.”

“IT administrators must provide their remote employees with seamless connectivity to the corporate network using VPNs, while maintaining the same levels of security as those working on-site,” said Upesh Patel, director, business development, for Check Point Software Technologies. “The integration between Check Point’s market-leading VPN-1 remote access solutions and the iPassConnect 3.0 service interface provides customers with a consistent way to authenticate and access corporate resources.”