iPass Appoints Ken Denman as President and CEO; New CEO Brings Strong Leadership Background in Telecommunications and Wireless Industries.Business Editors & High-Tech Writers
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2001
iPass Inc.(R), a premier provider of remote access services (communications) Remote Access Services - (RAS) A service provided by Windows NT which allows most of the services which would be available on a network to be accessed over a modem link. , today announced the appointment of Ken Denman as President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . Denman replaces former iPass Chairman and CEO Michael Mansouri, who recently left the company to pursue private interests.
Denman, the former founder, president and CEO of AuraServ Communications, has a strong background in the telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. and wireless industries, including senior management positions at wireless and broadband divisions of MediaOne and US West Communications and at Pacific Northwest Bell Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company provided telephone services in the states of Oregon, Washington, and northern Idaho.
Pacific Northwest Bell was created on July 1, 1961, when the Bell telephone operations in northern Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state were split off . Denman was senior vice president of the National Markets Group at MediaOne's Domestic Broadband Unit before founding AuraServ, and prior to that, COO of the wireless portfolio of MediaOne International in London.
Seth Neiman, managing partner of Crosspoint Ventures and a member of the iPass board of directors, expressed strong support for Denman. "We have known Ken and worked with him in the past. His strong experience in the broadband and wireless industries, both internationally and in the U.S., and his understanding of the global remote access market make him the ideal person to assume the top leadership role at iPass as the company continues to achieve tremendous growth and march toward profitability in 2002." He continued, "We thank Michael Mansouri for his previous contributions to the company and wish him the best in his future endeavors."
iPass delivers secure remote access across multiple networks and multiple devices through a single interface from virtually any location in the world. Using its patent-pending settlement and authentication (1) Verifying the integrity of a transmitted message. See message integrity, e-mail authentication and MAC.
(2) Verifying the identity of a user logging into a network. technologies, iPass has created a seamless and redundant remote access network. Fully interoperable The ability for one system to communicate or work with another. See interoperability. with leading authentication, VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. and personal firewall systems, the iPass service can be easily integrated into all types of enterprise security infrastructures. With data rates ranging from dial-up to broadband, iPass offers the world's largest remote access network with over 14,000 access points in 150 countries. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., iPass has offices throughout North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe and Asia Pacific. For additional information, visit the iPass Web site at http://www.ipass.com.
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