The GCA solution offers a single login for up to five devices per subscriber, including smartphones, tablets and notebooks.
operator T-Mobile USA introduced its Global Corporate Access solution, a
response to the needs of multinational corporations, U.S. enterprises and
government agencies that seek secure access to corporate tools and resources
from across the globe. In partnership with iPass and Deutsche Telekom AG, the
T-Mobile GCA solution provides authenticated customer online access and support
to more than 570,000 domestic and international hot spots regardless of device
manufacturer, platform or network.
GCA solution offers a single login for up to five devices per subscriber,
including smartphones, tablets and laptops, for one flat-rate monthly fee.
Other benefits include unified billing and Web-based management, user-friendly
integration with a corporate VPN, and real-time consolidated or custom
further help customers reduce domestic and international mobility costs,
enhance coverage, and improve productivity, T-Mobile also offers its WiFi
Calling for Business and WiFi Calling for Government solutions on Android,
Symbian and BlackBerry platforms. With T-Mobile's WiFi calling solutions,
business and government customers can treat a long-distance or international
call like a local call, minimizing international roaming fees when accessing
available hot spots across the globe.
GCA solution complements other recently launched offerings that T-Mobile said
provide the quality of service, cost savings and connectivity that MNCs,
government agencies and U.S. enterprises require, including enterprise device
security and management, global telecom expense management, secure mobile data
access, and enterprise messaging, as well as international voice and data
roaming discounts and corporate "unlimited plan" offers.
CIOs and IT decision makers continue to see rising enterprise mobility costs
due to a staggering increase in the workforce's use of multiple devices on
different network technologies with different carriers while traveling
domestically and abroad," said Frank Sickinger, vice president of B2B, MNC and
federal government at T-Mobile USA. "An interoperable global corporate access
solution is the medicine our corporate and government customers need to ease
their wireless mobility headaches."
Oct. 3 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found weaknesses
in information security policies and practices at 24 major federal agencies that
continue to place the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive
information and information systems at risk. Consistent with this risk, reports
of security incidents from federal agencies are on the rise, increasing over
650 percent over the past five years, the report found.
Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, has also warned of the
increasing globalization of cyber-attacks, from foreign militaries to organized
international crime. In February 2011, he testified that there had been a dramatic
increase in malicious cyber-activity targeting U.S. computers and networks,
including a more than tripling of the volume of malicious software since 2009.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.