iPass Managed Access is suitable for those organisations
with less than 70 remote users and that wish to outsource
completely the configuration and management of the iPass solution.
The iPass Managed Access service gives your staff access
to more than 300 provider networks into a single service covering over 90,000 access points today, 24 hours a day,
for the cost of a local phone call plus a small connection
charge. Users will connect to the nearest Access Point using
the iPass dialler and be authenticated on a RoamServer at
X.COMM. Once connected to the Internet users can fire up their
VPN client and create a secure tunnel back to their network.
Neither X.COMM nor iPass have any way of monitoring the user
sessions once connected. The only information retained by
iPass is that required for itemised billing.
The iPass authentication process starts with the iPass dialler.
This contains information on all of the Access Points indexed
by country, state and city. It shows modem, ISDN and wireless
broadband Access Points along with the connection cost. Once
connected to the POP the user ID and password will be sent
for the domain. The Access Point will then forward the logon
request to one of four iPass transaction centres. The transaction
centre recognises the X.COMM dialler and forwards the request
to the RoamServer at X.COMM, which checks the user details
in an Intel NetStructure Access Manager RADIUS server. The
resulting accept/deny message is sent back to the iPass transaction
centre and then onwards to the originating Access Point. All
of these steps are encrypted in 128 bit SSL to ensure there
is no risk of your logon information being compromised.
As well as offering a managed iPass authentication service,
X.COMM will maintain and manage user lists and client software
and will provide end-user support.
X.COMM specialises in providing remote access solutions for
businesses. We will be pleased to assist you in formulating
an overall strategy for your corporate remote access requirements
and to make recommendations about, and supply you with, the
relevant enabling technologies such as Virtual Private Network
To request information on iPass Managed Access or any other
product please click the Information
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