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MegaPath Adds 300,00th SSL VPN User

Company's Fully-Managed SSL VPN Service Enables Businesses to Easily and Securely Connect Telecommuters and Remote Sites

COSTA MESA, CA, June 1, 2009MegaPath, Inc., the leading provider of managed IP data, voice, and security services in North America, announced today that in Q1 2009 its Managed SSL VPN services hit the milestones of 300,000 users, more than 3.5 billion sessions and 100 terabytes (TBs) of data transferred per month. The Company has added more than 50,000 users since Q3 2008, as businesses increasingly rely on secure and consistent connectivity options to provide employees, customers and suppliers access to critical applications anytime from anywhere.

According to a recent report from Forrester Research, more than 34 million US adults telecommute at least occasionally and it is estimated that US telecommuting ranks will be 63 million by 2016.[*] Increased broadband adoption, better collaboration tools, and growing management experience are all contributing to this growth.

“There is a fundamental shift on how and where people work. Employees can now do business anywhere that has an Internet connection, but the key is to ensure that these connections are secure and reliable,” said Beth Tyebjee, SVP of Marketing at MegaPath. “MegaPath’s fully-managed SSL VPN service does just that. As businesses move to create flexible workforces, MegaPath is helping them attain business goals without worrying about the infrastructure or security.”

MegaPath’s Managed SSL VPN services give businesses the flexibility and portability of the Internet, while providing secure access for any approved remote user, from both IT-managed and non-managed devices including Windows PCs, MACs, PDAs and Linux devices. These services complement MegaPath’s Remote Access and Site-to-Site MPLS VPN services, so telecommuters, road warriors, branch office employees, business partners, retail stores, restaurants and franchise owners can access applications from anywhere without compromising network security.

MegaPath offers two types of SSL VPN services and a Business Continuity SSL option:

  • Corporate Access SSL: Allows employees and partners to access corporate information and applications – email, accounting, sales and inventory systems – over the Internet. Rapid License Control is also available for Corporate Access customers.
  • Business Continuity SSL: Enables employees to access enterprise applications from any Internet-connected PC in the event of a manmade or natural disaster. This service also features MegaPath’s optional Rapid License Control capability that enables users to add increased user licenses to their VPN and Internet connections in real-time, so they can easily and seamlessly support increases in usage requirements. This service addresses situations where the primary data center is still operational, but a business requires additional capacity due to a temporary spike in remote users because of an event that keep employees offsite.
  • Retail Site SSL: Enables a retail owner or franchisee to access systems located in their stores and restaurants such as Point-of-Sale applications.

MegaPath delivers strong authentication and helps ensure organizations receive the highest levels of security to meet even the most stringent regulations and compliance guidelines, including PCI. MegaPath SSL services reduce the cost and complexity of remote access, while also eliminating the security issues created by previous generation solutions.

 

About MegaPath Inc.
MegaPath is the leading provider of managed IP communications services in North America. MegaPath leverages its wide selection of broadband connectivity, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Voice over IP (VoIP) and security technologies to enable businesses to lower costs, increase security and enhance productivity. Businesses of all sizes can easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, branch offices, retail locations, mobile workers, and business partners. To learn more about why over 23,000 companies have chosen MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice and security services to improve their business communications, visit http://www.megapath.com/ or call 1-877-MegaPath (634-2728).

MegaPath Media Contact:
Tony Welz
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-877-8101
tony@w2comm.com

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