Offering ‘access anywhere’ and ‘encrypt anywhere’ features, the solution will provide enhanced security, strong service support and user convenience 


1 November 2000, Singapore -- StarHub Internet today announced the launched of its Managed IP-VPN solution targeted at corporations who need cost-effective managed solutions with ‘access anywhere’ and ‘encrypt anywhere’ Client/LAN-to-LAN connections.


"StarHub Internet’s Managed IP-VPN is a global solution for customers to outsource their VPN requirements to a Service Provider like StarHub Internet without having to shoulder the responsibility of procurement, commissioning, maintenance and management while retaining ownership and privacy of user lists," said Mr Kyong Yu, General Manager of StarHub Internet.


StarHub Internet’s Managed IP-VPN solution is currently available for deployment in over 20 countries worldwide, with more locations to be progressively added. This service is rolled out together with industry leaders, iPass, which provides the reliable dial-up roaming access service through its global network, and Intel, for the on-site customer support, installation and encryption technology of the NetStructure VPN hardware and software.


"We are pleased to be workingin partnership with these two leading IT players who share StarHub Internet’s vision in providing its customers with the best solution and service," added Mr Yu.


Through this collaboration, StarHub Internet will be able to offer VPN deployment and network management as well as on-site support on either a four-hour response or Next-Business-Day basis. The global-dial VPN capability provides access to corporate LANs and Intranets through the Internet from over 8000 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in 150 countries with secure encryption of up to 168 bits. An easy-to-use ‘One-click’ automation tool further simplifies the remote dial-in process to allow immediate access without having to launch each function separately.


"Intel’s NetStructure VPN products are designed to add greater intelligence to computer networks and help service providers like StarHub Internet deliver unparalleled cost savings, security and performance to their corporate customers," said Daniel Louppe, Director of Intel’s of Marketi Internet Communications Products Group in and Data Centre Group, Intel Asia Pacific.


"iPass is pleased to be StarHub Internet’s technology partner in providing its corporate customers with global access to the Internet and their corporate networks. Through iPass’ Corporate Access and Managed Access solutions, StarHub Internet customers can enjoy secure, reliable remote Internet access and global roaming capability with redundant coverage in international business centers in 150 countries," said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of iPass.


"The introduction of the Managed IP-VPN Solution is also in line with StarHub Internet’s commitment to provide the most innovative and customer-centric solutions to our customers. Over the next few months, StarHub Internet will be rolling out more compelling services for both our corporate and consumer audiences," added Mr Yu.