Fiberlink Communications, a leading provider of remote access and security solutions, today announced a new partnership with Wayport, the world`s largest provider of Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless and wired high-speed Internet access in more than 685 locations including 600 hotels, 13 airports and 75 McDonald`s stores in the Bay Area. This partnership extends Fiberlink`s remote-access network by offering in-room broadband access to Fiberlink corporate customers who stay in Wayport-enabled hotels nationwide.
“As enterprises work to contain expenses, they often overlook hidden costs like individual dial-sessions by mobile workers in hotel rooms and are bombarded with security risks at unprotected broadband connections,” said John Girard, vice president and research director at Gartner. “Enterprises can help remote and mobile workers be most productive by ensuring that in-room broadband connections to corporate networks are not only reliable, but secure, and that these connections are centrally managed.”
“With this partnership, a mobile worker can securely access critical information assets from any Wayport-connected hotel,” said Skip Taylor, vice president of product marketing at Fiberlink. “Meanwhile an IT manager is able to maintain the same level of security and control over the executive`s system because our platform allows them to enforce security policies across the extended enterprise.”
The ability to connect anywhere, anytime has never been greater for the business executive. With the rapid proliferation of devices and access methods, mobile workers have unprecedented access to e-mail, network resources, business applications and intranets while away from the office. Fiberlink uniquely offers customers secure and seamless network connectivity regardless of schedule or location, and will continue to address the exponential security and management burdens surrounding next-generation remote access, which addresses the concerns of corporate IT managers.
“Wayport is very excited to partner with Fiberlink to offer their customers high-speed Internet access to sensitive corporate data from the hotels they frequent most—with the same security and convenience as from company headquarters,” said Dan Lowden, vice president of marketing at Wayport. “We believe that corporate customers will reap significant returns on investment by helping their mobile workforce be agile and productive, but also secure and in-control.”
About Wayport, Inc. -
Wayport is the world`s largest provider of high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless and wired Internet access in more than 685 locations including 600 major hotels, including such brands as Four Seasons, Loews, Wyndham, Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Doubletree and Embassy Suites; Wi-Fi wireless Internet access in eight major airports: Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle-Tacoma, New York LaGuardia, San Jose, Austin-Bergstrom, Oakland and Buffalo Niagara; and Wi-Fi service as a pilot program at approximately 75 McDonald`s restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area. At airports, travelers also can take advantage of Wayport`s 16 Laptop Lane airport business centers, which feature private offices with high-speed Internet access and other business services, as well as mobile devices and accessories for sale. Wayport has Wi-Fi roaming agreements with SBC, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Sprint PCS, MCI, iPass, GRIC and Boingo. To learn more, please visit www.wayport.net.
About Fiberlink -
Fiberlink is a leading provider of remote access and security solutions. The company`s flagship solution, Fiberlink Global Remote, incorporates multiple network technologies such as dial-up, wireless and broadband and tightly integrates them with best-of-breed security applications, providing customers with the most comprehensive and secure way for their remote employees to connect to corporate data from anywhere in the world. Fiberlink`s VPNterprise(sm) platform was the first in the industry to help companies enforce policies for their remote workforce, dramatically lowering their costs while increasing the security of their networks.
Fiberlink is recognized by analysts at firms such as Gartner, Burton Group and The Yankee Group as a leader in the industry. Fiberlink is named an “Inc 500” company by Inc Magazine and ranked in the Innovation 100 series sponsored by InformationWeek and CapGemini/Ernst & Young. Fiberlink customers include: General Electric, BMC Software, Computer Sciences Corporation, Levi Strauss & Co., The Gillette Company, and Sun Healthcare.
Headquartered in Blue Bell, Pa., Fiberlink has sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information call Fiberlink at (800) LINK-NOW or visit www.fiberlink.com.
Fiberlink and the Fiberlink logo are trademarks of Fiberlink and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand names are trademarks of their respective partners. Wayport(R) and Wayport & Design(R) are registered trademarks of Wayport, Inc.