Affymetrix Selects iPass for Managed Mobile WiFi Services

Free WiFi from Starbucks, McDonalds and other retail locations is wildly popular. But some companies are attempting to control how their mobile employees leverage WiFi while on the go. One example: Affymetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) -- which develops gene testing tools -- has chosen iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) Open Mobile for managed mobile WiFi services.

According to the Affymetrix, iPass Open Mobile will enable its employee to roam globally while leveraging more than one million iPass WiFi hotspots locating in more than 100 countries and territories.

But this is more than a basic WiFi access story. Affymetrix has nearly 1,200 employees worldwide. The company's customer base includes pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies; government organizations and nonprofit research institutes. Those customer interactions often require secure communications. Hence, Affymetrix's decision to leverage iPass.

For more information about the iPass partner program visit the company's website here.

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