WorldCom expands global remote access capabilities

WorldCom unveiled a universal remote access tool Wednesday designed to ease secure Internet communication over any access method. WorldCom also said it will offer enhanced service level agreements to corporate customers using dial-up Internet access.

WorldCom's Access Manager launches a VPN (Virtual Private Network) client, permitting the user to encrypt data for VPN access over dial-up, cable, DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), satellite or other Internet access method, said Debbie Kaplan, a WorldCom spokeswoman. Access Manager also incorporates an intelligent phone book function to automatically determine the best number to dial for an Internet connection.

Access Manager is also integrated into WorldCom's back-end software, permitting central network managers to observe and modify the network services provisioned to users. WorldCom intends to release enhanced security features later this year, including the capability to deploy personal firewalls.

WorldCom also extended its service level agreements to include all Internet Dial Corporate customers, and will provide its Internet Dial Corporate Gold premium customers with better analytic tools.

The Clinton, Mississippi, carrier's services now extend to 84 countries, up from 34 one year ago, the spokeswoman said.

WorldCom prices its Internet Corporate Dial and Corporate Dial Gold services at a monthly flat rate varying by the size of the customer. The service includes a set number of access hours each month, with hourly charges accruing after reaching the monthly limit. Access Manager adds no additional charges. Corporate dial-up customers on the basic plan must pay extra for the dial analysis tools. WorldCom did not release specific pricing.

WorldCom's Internet Protocol VPN services range from US$400 to more than $4,750 per month, depending on the number of subscribers.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

George A. Chidi Jr

Computerworld

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?