BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, today introduced Verizon Wireless Private Network, a secure enterprise solution designed to enhance the experience of today's mobile workforce. Verizon Wireless Private Network gives enterprise customers flexibility, ease of management and increased security in one turnkey network solution.
Enterprise customers that routinely send proprietary information or applications to company laptops using Verizon Wireless PC Cards, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones can ensure greater security and enhance the protection and reliable transmission of data using Verizon Wireless Private Network. It is especially suited to financial, insurance and utility companies which often have employees whose primary jobs are outside of an office environment. In addition, companies operating business critical wireless applications (e.g., telemetry-based applications, ATM transactions, etc.), benefit from the increased security and can take advantage of greater piece of mind that comes with added transmission robustness and data control offered through the Verizon Wireless Private Network.
"Today's workforce is more mobile then ever; Private Network takes our enterprise customers' ability to communicate over a secure network to the next level by recognizing their wireless devices on the network no matter where on the network their employees or their devices are located," said Rob Miller, vice president-marketing for Verizon Wireless. "The Verizon Wireless Private Network gives customers the management tool they need to run their businesses for optimum efficiency and security."
Verizon Wireless Private Network lets customers extend their local area network (LAN) to their wireless devices. Companies using this solution can create a more secure and fault tolerant link between their LAN and their wireless devices.
According to Miller, one of the most essential benefits of Verizon Wireless Private Network is that customers can use existing IP addressing, network routing schemes and protocols to identify and communicate with corporate wireless devices. "In addition, the inherent security of the Verizon Wireless Private Network allows customers to screen all data traffic sent over their wireless devices prior to allowing them onto the enterprise network or out to the Internet," he added.
Enterprise customers can also take advantage of the following benefits of the Verizon Wireless Private Network:
- Support for enterprise-owned private or public IP address assignment
- Traffic segregation, which helps reduce the risk that exists on unprotected public networks, and access through public gateway
- Leverage for current Verizon Wireless business-to-business connectivity capability
The Verizon Wireless Private Network can be set up for a one time fee of $500.00 and is compatible with a variety of PC Cards, PDAs and smartphones, embedded laptops and modems. To learn more about the Verizon Wireless Private Network and other offerings for enterprise businesses, customers can contact their Verizon Wireless Enterprise Data Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ or their Verizon Business Representative.
About Verizon Wireless
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