VZW Unveils Biz-Focused Static IP Service
Heeding demands from its enterprise customers, Verizon Wireless recently began offering a solution that provides companies greater control and increased security for wireless devices on the network.
The carrier added Static Internet Protocol to its private network for businesses. The private network allows customers to communicate more securely and consistently with their wireless devices through the use of private IP addressing and dedicated connectivity.
With Static IP in the fold, businesses now have more control over their employees with wireless devices. The technology allows information technology staff to assign a unique IP address to identify each device accessing the network. Companies can push rules and policies to devices and limit data sources to which the device can connect.
Kitty Weldon, an industry analyst at Current Analysis, said the move is in response to customer demand and follows similar technology that Sprint Nextel Corp. and AT&T Mobility have been offering to its customers for the past few years. In 2005, Sprint Nextel launched its solution for static and IP addressing.
Verizon Wireless officials are touting the launch of its technology to work on the carrier’s PC cards, wireless routers, embedded laptops and mobile devices, including smartphones.