Insituform Technologies selects Intelispan's Inteligate VPN services for global remote access

Network company Intelispan Inc.announced that Insituform Technologies Inc. has selected Intelispan's Inteligate II and Inteligate III remote access secure VPN services for its global remote office and mobile user community.

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 4, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE)— Intelispan Inc. (OTCBB: IVPN ), a pioneer in the development and management of secure network solutions, announced that Insituform Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: INSUA), a worldwide leader in in-ground pipeline infrastructure reinforcement and rehabilitation, has selected Intelispan's Inteligate II and Inteligate III remote access secure VPN services for its global remote office and mobile user community.

Insituform has also decided to employ Intelispan's Web-based InteliCenter management interface for VPN user and network monitoring.

Insituform has numerous offices and active pipeline projects that require constant tracking and customer service.

"With over 100 locations in the U.S. and Europe, there's non-stop activity and continuous communication needs," said Steve Brownfield, chief information officer at Insituform.

"We need to take advantage of the coverage and cost savings associated with global Internet connectivity, but also have very specific network management and security requirements for certain applications. Intelispan provides us with the right combination of security management, flexibility and efficiency."

"The ubiquity, flexibility and reliability of our Inteligate II and III VPN services provide an integrated and managed platform for Insituform to communicate securely with its remote offices and projects," said Lee Provow, chief executive officer of Intelispan.

"Intelispan's range of VPN service gives Insituform the high performance and security of a private IP network, as well as confidence in using the Internet for connecting securely from Europe," he added.

About Insituform

Insituform Technologies Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of proprietary technologies and services for rehabilitating sewer, water and other underground piping systems without digging and disruption. More information about Insituform can be found on its Internet site at

About Intelispan

Intelispan is a managed network solutions company specializing in secure business-to-business communications. Targeted at emerging and traditional companies and divisions experiencing high growth and rapid transition in the new economy, the company's total managed network solutions provide complete, turnkey development and management of next-generation communications networks on an outsourced basis.

Utilizing a comprehensive suite of solutions built around secure Internet Protocol (IP) networking, Intelispan provides a full line of virtual private networks (VPNs), as well as advanced network design, enterprise class network monitoring and project management. The company also designs, builds and services data communications networks.

More information about Intelispan can be found on its Internet site at

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