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ANXeBusiness Advises Employee Education and Preparation for Business Continuity with Secure Remote Access to Help Contain the Spread of H1N1

Posted November 7, 2009, 9:46 pm by Barry Chapman

Press Release


ANXeBusiness Advises Employee Education and Preparation for Business Continuity with Secure Remote Access to Help Contain the Spread of H1N1

Organizations should look to develop flexible policies to allow workers to telecommute to help protect employee health

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Sept 30, 2009) — ANXeBusiness Corp., a leading provider of networking and security managed services, today issued advice for IT organizations on the importance of disaster plan readiness, proper employee education and preparation for organizations to maintain business continuity during the H1N1 influenza pandemic. To maintain critical work flow during these times and to help protect employee health, organizations should be equipped to address the increase of employees who prefer flexible schedules to telecommute and work from home to take care of sick family members.


According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 26 states are currently reporting widespread influenza activity and this number continues to grow. To preserve business continuity, Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions, such as ANX PositivePRO, provide secure remote access for mobile employees. PositivePro is a hosted managed SSL VPN solution that quickly allows remote access without the need to buy, install, or configure an appliance within an organization.


"Organizations should not be caught unprepared to deal with a widespread H1N1 outbreak and the loss of employee availability and significant absenteeism that may occur," said Jim Michels, vice president of marketing, ANXeBusiness. "To maintain business continuity in spite of employees not being able to reach their office, companies have been increasing their purchases of ANX PositivePRO to keep employees connected to corporate networks and assets in a secure and efficient manner. With ANX PositivePRO, authorized end-users can securely connect to the company network, data, applications, and company Intranet from any location."


PositivePRO can be used with company-owned laptops, home PCs, and other remote devices that use multiple remote access methods such as client-based access, Web-based access, or remote desktop control. Because PositivePRO adheres to corporate security policies for compliance and auditing compared with consumer remote access technologies often installed without IT permission or support, corporate IT and security personnel have confidence in the product along with its ease of use and flexible policy capabilities.


In an online survey conducted in September by Angus Reid Strategies for Mansfield Communications', 69 percent of the workers surveyed had not received workplace communication about flu policies. Employee education on an organizations' plan and policies during an epidemic are crucial to ensure employee safety and business continuity. According to the CDC, organizations should examine policies for leave, teleworking, and employee compensation and review these with all employees so they are up-to-date on sick leave policies.


Many organizations are simply not ready for the influx of employees seeking remote access to business-critical data and applications. A dramatic increase in remote access requests can cause a huge network bottleneck and dramatically slow productivity. PositivePRO helps IT organizations pre-determine their secure remote access requirements to optimize network performance even with a high number of users and significant bandwidth usage.


"In speaking with our customers, fear of the H1N1 virus has caused a spike in remote access requests and SSL VPN implementations," said Michels. "Besides the H1N1 pandemic, these plans are crucial for IT organizations to have in the event of severe weather, transit and transportation disruptions, and even acts of terrorism which could severely impact the ability of employees from getting to work or accessing business-critical data and applications. ANXeBusiness is well suited to help IT departments work through this issue and other matters that impact their business continuity plans."


PositivePRO is one of several high-demand Managed Network Services, Transaction Delivery Services, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) products ANXeBusiness provides for customers in a variety of vertical markets. As one of Michigan's leading technology companies, ANX works with companies in the automotive original equipment and aftermarket industries, healthcare, education, government, financial and aerospace industries as well as other manufacturing sectors.


ANX has been headquartered in Michigan for more than 10 years and continues to expand rapidly, completing four business acquisitions during the last two years. The company was recently recognized as one of the world's largest software companies in Software Magazine's Software 500. In addition, the company was also awarded the "Best of the Best Michigan Business" by Corp! Magazine and was named as a "HOT Company" for 2009 by Network Products Guide.


About ANXeBusiness Inc.

ANXeBusiness Inc. (, headquartered in Southfield, Mich., has offices in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Overland Park, KS, Philadelphia, PA, San Diego, CA and Toronto. The company offers customers a portfolio of products and services that enable secure collaboration within and between enterprises, based around a deep technical expertise, broad experience with mission-critical data connectivity, a passion for customer support and a proven record of supporting business needs across multiple value chains. ANX is owned by One Equity Partners, which manages investments and commitments for JP Morgan Chase & Co. in private equity transactions.

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