la petite academy goes back to school with goremote

By | January 30, 2006

MILPITAS, Calif. Jan. 30, 2006–GoRemote Internet Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:GRIC), a leading provider of secure managed virtual business network services, today announced that La Petite Academy, one of the largest privately-held early childhood education and care companies in the United States, has extended an agreement to use GoRemote solutions through 2007 to securely connect over 650 locations and hundreds of remote employees.

The renewal of the agreement also includes an expansion of services to include multiple GoRemote services, including GoRemote Branch Office(TM), GoRemote Mobile Office(TM), and GoRemote Total Security Protection(TM). Through these comprehensive managed broadband services, GoRemote will provide La Petite Academy with managed network, connectivity across all mobile and branch office location environments with centralized, policy-based security and real-time network management and reporting.

“We wanted to work with a provider who could give us a way to securely connect the multiple kinds of remote workers and locations that La Petite Academy has,” said Walt Tracy, CIO of La Petite Academy. “GoRemote offers comprehensive, affordable and reliable solutions with industry-leading service level agreements. We are impressed by their excellent customer service and feel confident that the security, audit and reporting capabilities of their services will assist us in meeting our Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.”

GoRemote Virtual Business Network solutions combine robust broadband performance with integrated mobility services, cost-effective IP VPN technology and proactive network monitoring and reporting for retail locations, branch offices and mobile workers. State-of-the-art security capabilities safeguard corporate assets, industry-leading administration tools give IT groups full visibility and control, and proactive management services help companies achieve all the reliability, security and performance of an expensive private network with the cost savings structure of the public Internet.

About La Petite Academy

Headquartered in Chicago, La Petite Academy, Inc. is the nation´s largest privately-held childhood education company. The company was founded in 1968 and operates 656 locations in 36 states. The company provides center-based education and childcare to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years. La Petite also operates Montessori Unlimited schools, which provide the Montessori method of teaching. La Petite Academy is a private corporation whose primary financial partner is JP Morgan Partners. For more information or to locate an Academy in your area, visit the company´s web site at

About GoRemote

GoRemote Internet Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of secure managed virtual business network services, enabling customers to achieve best-of-breed network security and to increase critical business application performance, while reducing capital and operating expenses associated with their network. GoRemote provides a comprehensive portfolio of secure managed broadband network solutions for retail and branch office environments, teleworkers/home offices and mobile workforces. More information about GoRemote is available at or by calling +1-408-955-1920.

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