DENVER, November 15, 2004 ?Complementing its industry-leading iQ Networking? solution, Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) announced today that traveling business professionals have advanced options for secure access to their corporate networks with Qwest Remote Access?. Mobile employees can now connect to their corporate virtual private network (VPN) with a single click, using a range of connectivity options such as Qwest?s global dial network, high-speed broadband and new wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi).
Qwest Remote Access also offers a new single-step client software and management portal allowing customers to govern which users may access their network. With the easy-to-use management portal, customers can easily enforce user access rights in real-time and ensure that remote employees have the latest anti-virus software or personal firewall applications in place. Customers can also designate the specific software and security policies to apply to each employee, or user group. Remote Access saves customers? resources by providing a cost-effective solution, offering centralized accounting, reporting, and trouble-shooting features to identify trends, control expenses, and improve end-user performance.
?Customers today must accommodate a global traveling and remote workforce, where business is often conducted in venues such as airports, hotels or even coffee shops,? said Eric Bozich, vice president of national services for Qwest. ?Qwest Remote Access provides customers with the necessary security options and policies to ensure their employees can safely access their corporate networks and conduct mission-critical business from virtually any Internet connection.?
Qwest removes the burden of a large remote-access transition by seamlessly migrating customers to the Remote Access platform. Through a few easy steps, customers? entire user-base is up and running with the exact remote access service authorized to them. With Remote Access, Qwest provides 24x7 customer service, giving businesses the reassurance that Qwest is available, no matter which timezone employees are working in.
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services. With more than 40,000 employees, Qwest is committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.
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