WorldExtend’s SecureIDA Makes It Simple For Magellan Hill Technologies To Install A Secure Remote Access System for a Fraction of the Cost of a VPN

SecureIDA’s Software-based Platform Eliminates the Considerable Hardware Costs Traditionally Associated with Secure Remote Access Solutions

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1, 2007 – WorldExtend, the remote access and network security specialist, today announced that its SecureIDA free managed VPN and remote access service has been selected by Magellan Hill Technologies, a telecommunications services provider, to provide its staff with flexible and secure remote network access for a fraction of the cost of a traditional VPN.

“We needed a simple and manageable solution that would make it more efficient for our team to collaborate and complete tasks, such as issuing repair trouble tickets which require digital certificates, from outside the office,” said Tracy Gaffney, Vice President, Magellan Hill Technologies. “We looked at different options, including traditional hardware-based VPNs, but found them relatively complicated and expensive from a maintenance perspective,” Gaffney continued. “SecureIDA’s software-based solution has provided all the remote access functionality required at an unbeatable price, and their service has been great.”

Downloadable in minutes from www.SecureIDA.com, and configured via an extremely-simple and intuitive wizard-driven process, SecureIDA enables any organization to set up secure access to data and applications from any location within minutes – providing the same business agility and related productivity gains previously available only to large enterprises. SecureIDA is the only service that includes free VPN and free remote desktop access as part of a complete end-to-end remote access solution.

SecureIDA’s intuitive software-based platform makes it simple for an organization’s employees, branch offices, suppliers, or even customers to gain simple, secure, and unlimited free remote access to shared data, such as network file folders or client server applications. SecureIDA also provides free secure access to one Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Linux desktop computer for an unlimited time. The free service can be utilized to enhance the security of client/server applications, such as e-mail or billing, while the fee-based SecureIDA Application Portal provides a more secure and less-costly alternative to Citrix Systems’ application publishing solution.

“Although today’s SMBs recognize the productivity benefits associated with secure remote access, they often lack the technical expertise, infrastructure, or budget to implement such a solution,” said Bruce LeBuhn, Director Marketing & Sales, WorldExtend, LLC. “SecureIDA was developed to make it possible for any-sized organization to afford secure remote access, and WorldExtend is always pleased when a service provider with Magellan Hill Technologies’ reputation recognizes that SecureIDA provides a simpler and more cost-effective alternative to a traditional VPN.”

WorldExtend’s vision for SecureIDA includes making it simple for customers to add additional fee-based, value-added services and enhancements that are customized to their business needs. WorldExtend’s initial fee-based services include full maintenance and technical support (including a number of advanced features and functionality), application publishing through their Application Portal, and on-net Zero-Port technology that provides enhanced security and ease of use.

For more information on WorldExtend’s free VPN and remote access managed service and to take advantage of the free service, please visit www.SecureIDA.com.

About WorldExtend, LLC
WorldExtend is a Philadelphia area managed security and remote access solution provider that makes it simple for any organization to provide staff with the same secure, 24/7 remote access to data, desktops, and business-critical applications that was previously only available to large enterprises. Developed and priced specifically for SMBs, WorldExtend’s easily-scalable, maintenance-free SecureIDA™ managed application portal does not require any additional hardware or client software, and is so simple to install, integrate, and manage that extensive IT experience is not required. WorldExtend’s patent pending IronDoor™ Agent ensures complete security by creating an encrypted tunnel between remote users and company servers as well as implementing Zero-Listener technology.

About Magellan Hill
Magellan Hill provides telecommunications services to small businesses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. These services include: Internet security; conference calling; local and long distance phone service, and Internet service. The company also publishes specialty directories. In addition, Magellan Hill offers an innovative approach to charitable giving through its U Care Now division, which provides phone and Internet service to residential customers. Under U Care Now, a percentage of a consumer’s monthly bill is donated to a participating charity of their choice. This provides consumers with an easy way to make a charitable contribution, and at the same time provides participating charities with a constant revenue stream. Participating charities include the United Way of Camden County, the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, Lourdes Health Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County. For more information about Magellan Hill visit www.magellanhill.com.

WorldExtend, SecureIDA, WE-Connect, IronDoor VPN, and Zero-Port are trademarks of WorldExtend, LLC. Other products mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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