iPass, Inc. is an American company headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. iPass provides global enterprises and telecommunications carriers with cloud-based mobility management and Wi-Fi connectivity services. iPass provides a platform for enterprises and individuals to bring together the world’s commercial Wi-Fi sites into a single global network for enterprise employees and service provider subscribers. Founded in 1996 as iPass Alliance, the company was added to the NASDAQ on July 23, 2003.The company focuses on three areas:Enterprise mobility: providing connectivity to enterprise business travelersConsumer mobility: making global Wi-Fi available to consumers on their telecommunication carriers’ subscriber billsManaged Wi-Fi networks: building, designing, and managing Wi-Fi and Wide Area Networks to retailers, enterprise branch offices, real estate holders, and telecom providers. Wikipedia.
iPass | Date: 2013-11-25
A method includes sending a faked authentication request from a client device wherein the faked authentication request includes identification credentials. A faked authentication request indicates that a reply message in response to the faked authentication request is to include data for updating a directory on the client device. A reply message is received at the client device in response to the faked authentication request. The reply message includes data for updating the directory. The directory is updated based, at least in part, on the data for updating the directory.
iPass | Date: 2015-10-19
Some embodiments include a method for determining whether to establish a connection between a computer and a network. In some embodiments, the method includes: receiving first network information from a network; determining a first trust level for the network by matching the network information to provisioning information, wherein the provisioning information indicates the first trust level and an authentication method of the network; verifying that network supports the authentication method, wherein the verifying includes exchanging information with the network; after verifying that the network supports the authentication method, establishing a connection to the network, wherein the connection provides access to an Internet.
iPass | Date: 2012-12-31
In some embodiments, a method includes scanning for wireless networks, where scanning includes collecting network information indicating properties of the wireless networks. The method can include analyzing the network information to determine signal data indicating signal qualities for the wireless networks. The method can include characterizing, based on the signal data, one or more wireless networks as being suitable for connection by the mobile device, where the characterizing includes determining, based on the signal data, movement of the mobile relative to one or more access points of the wireless networks. The method can include determining that one or more signals of the wireless networks are above a dwell threshold level for reliable wireless connectivity. The method can include determining that one or more signals has been dropped, and connecting to the mobile device to one of the one or more wireless networks that are suitable for connection.
iPass | Date: 2012-12-31
Some embodiments include a method for initially configuring a network appliance. The method can detect, by the network appliance, a subscriber network. The method can transmit, to a remote configuration service via the subscriber network, a request for configuration information for the network appliance, and receive, via the subscriber network, the configuration information, wherein the configuration information includes first parameters for the subscriber network, and second parameters for an access network for connecting computing devices to the network appliance. The method can also perform an automated initial configuration of the network appliance using the configuration information, wherein the automated configuration does not require user input, and wherein the automated configuration includes using the first parameters and the second parameters to configure the network appliance for use with the access network and the subscriber network.
News Article | November 4, 2015
Board Authorizes Stock Repurchase Plan of up to $3 Million to Be Initiated in the Fourth Quarter REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2015) - iPass Inc. ( : IPAS), the world's largest Wi-Fi network, announced total revenue of $15.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. "Bookings reached $1.6 million this quarter, growing for the third consecutive quarter even during the historically slow season when much of the world is on vacation," said iPass CEO Gary Griffiths. "The fast pace of our progress in delivering Unlimited, Everywhere and Invisible is a testament to the new go-to-market strategy. Furthermore, we continue to manage our cost structure judiciously, removing $10.0 million of operating expense from the business over the same nine months in 2014." Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter and Nine-months ended September 30, 2015 "In summary, we are building momentum in Unlimited, Everywhere and Invisible," continued Griffiths. "We will continue to nurture and expand key strategic distribution relationships. Consequently, we expect fourth quarter bookings to nearly double again at around $3 million. Also, focusing on key connectivity venues where people travel, work and play, we will continue to expand our network. And, we will leverage our rich patent portfolio to innovate and advance our technology even further. Combined with strict cost controls, we expect to narrow the gap to profitability. In fact, we are so confident in our continued progress and our financial position we are implementing a share repurchase program of up to $3 million." Share Repurchase Program Announced in a separate press release, the iPass board of directors authorized the company to repurchase up to $3.0 million worth of the company's outstanding common stock from time to time in the open market or in negotiated transactions off the market through the end of 2016. Fourth Quarter 2015 Guidance For the fourth quarter of 2015 ending December 31, 2015, iPass anticipates total revenue from continuing operations and adjusted EBITDA income (loss) to be in the following ranges: Key Operating Metrics iPass tracks key metrics including (i) the number of Open Mobile Enterprise Wi-Fi Network users (ii) starting this quarter, the total number of Open Mobile Exchange Wi-Fi Network users, (iii) the number of active Open Mobile Enterprise Platform users, and (iv) total deferred revenue. Each user metric below is calculated as Average Monthly Monetized Users (AMMU), defined as the average number of active users per month, during a given quarter, for which a fee was billed by iPass for either Wi-Fi or Platform services. Deferred revenue reflects both short-term and long-term deferred revenue as reported on the GAAP balance sheet and is indicative of the number of gross OMX platform users for which the company has billed and collected revenue in advance of recognizing said revenue. Conference Call iPass will host a live conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time). To join the call, please dial-in 10 minutes in advance: toll-free at 800-263-8506 or direct at 1-719-457-2603 with a participant confirmation code of 3135499. The conference call will also be available live via webcast on the company's web site at http://investor.ipass.com. The webcast replay will be available until iPass reports its fourth quarter 2015 results. The telephone replay dial-in numbers are 888-203-1112 and 1-719-457-0820 and will be available until November 11, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Pacific time. The confirmation code for the replay is 3135499. Forward-Looking Statements The statements in this press release that iPass' global Wi-Fi footprint should ramp to 50 million hotspots by year end, that Wi-Fi network provider partnerships with Fon, Devicescape, and Time Warner Cable should significantly expand iPass' available footprint, that iPass' fast pace of progress in delivering UNLIMITED, EVERYWHERE, and INVISIBLE is a testament to the new go-to-market strategy, that UNLIMITED is making connectivity cost effective, that EVERYWHERE is making connectivity ubiquitous and prolific, that INVISIBLE is making connectivity smart, that momentum is building in UNLIMITED, EVERYWHERE, and INVISIBLE, that iPass will be able to continue to nurture and expand key strategic distribution relationships, that iPass expects to nearly double bookings to around $3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, that iPass will continue to expand the network, that iPass will leverage its rich patent portfolio to innovate and advance the technology further, that iPass expects to narrow the gap to profitability, that iPass is so confident in their progress and financial position, and that iPass' projections of its fourth quarter 2015 financial results under the caption "Fourth Quarter 2015 Guidance," are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations contained in these statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the following: the risk that consumers and customers will not perceive the benefits of iPass UNLIMITED, iPass EVERYWHERE and iPass INVISIBLE to be as iPass expects; the risk that iPass will not be able to achieve the cost savings that iPass currently expects; the risk that the "End of Life" of iPass' legacy Mobile Office product may negatively impact customer retention and mobility revenues more than iPass expects; the risk that the Open Mobile platform and Open Mobile Exchange will not continue to achieve the market acceptance iPass expects; the risk of material reductions in iPass customers' existing minimum commitments more than iPass currently expects; the risk that iPass does not accurately predict usage for its Enterprise Flat Rate price plan which could result in iPass expenses exceeding revenues for these plans; the risk that iPass customers do not widely deploy iPass Open Mobile on smartphones, tablets and other mobile handheld devices at the rate iPass expects; the risk that demand for Mobility Services does not grow as iPass expects; the risk that strong competition in the market for Mobility Services could reduce demand for iPass' services; and the risk that a meaningful portion of iPass business is international, which subjects iPass to additional risks such as currency fluctuations. Detailed information about these and other risk factors that could potentially affect iPass' business, financial condition and results of operations are included in iPass' Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2015, and available at its Web site at www.sec.gov and the company's website at http://investor.ipass.com. iPass undertakes no responsibility to update the information in this press release if any forward-looking statement later turns out to be an inaccurate prediction of the actual results. In addition, investors and others should note that iPass announces material financial information to its investors using its investor relations website, SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts. iPass also uses social media to communicate with its customers and the public about iPass, its products and services and other matters relating to its business and market. It is possible that the information iPass posts on social media could be deemed to be material information. Therefore, iPass encourages investors, the media, and others interested in iPass to review the information it posts on U.S. social media channels including the iPass Twitter Feed, the iPass LinkedIn Feed, the iPass Google+ Feed, the iPass Facebook Page, the iPass Blog, the iPass Instagram account, and the iPass Pinterest account. These social media channels may be updated from time to time. Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures This press release also contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). iPass considers Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of the company's performance that is not required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP. The company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, net income (loss) from discontinued operations, collection of previously written off bad debt expense from bankruptcy proceeding, proxy contest costs and nonrecurring legal costs. The company believes Adjusted EBITDA provides a meaningful comparison between its core operating results, on a consistent basis, over different periods of time. Accordingly, management uses this financial measure for evaluating and making operating decisions and for purposes of comparison with its strategic plan, operating budgets and allocation of resources. Furthermore, iPass believes the use of Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors: 1) To provide an additional analytical tool for understanding the company's financial performance by excluding the impact of items which may obscure trends in the core operating performance of the business; 2) To provide consistency and enhance investors' ability to compare the company's performance across financial reporting periods; and 3) To facilitate comparisons to the operating results of other companies in the company's industry, which may use similar financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or construed as an alternative to net income, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or as a measure of the company's liquidity. In addition, other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than iPass does, which would limit its usefulness in comparing iPass' financial results with those of such other companies. About iPass Inc. iPass delivers global, mobile connectivity as a hosted cloud service, connecting its customers with the people and information that matter the most on all of the devices they choose to carry: smartphones, tablets and laptops. iPass ( : IPAS) is the world's largest Wi-Fi network. By the end of 2015, iPass will have 50 million hotspots in airports, hotels, airplanes and public areas in more than 120 countries across the globe. In the rapidly changing technology of Internet connectivity, iPass is the industry pioneer in ensuring businesses have unlimited access to unlimited content. iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.