Verizon Wireless And Spontaneous Technology Announce New Relationship

Verizon Wireless And Spontaneous Technology Announce New Relationship

August 1, 2002


Verizon Wireless and Spontaneous Technology (ST - formerly Talk2 Technology) today announced a multi-year agreement to license ST's leading-edge software that provides VPN support for Verizon Wireless customers. Terms were not disclosed. ST addresses both voice and data applications, regardless of format or repository, allowing users seamless, ubiquitous and secure access to corporate information, which sits behind the firewall.

Jim Straight, vice president of wireless data and Internet services for Verizon Wireless, said, "Our customers are increasingly relying on our wireless services to keep them connected and to boost productivity. Spontaneous Technology's simple and secure software will help ensure Verizon Wireless customers have that access."

ST's technology provides easily administered software that allows enterprises to extend secure access to applications behind the corporate firewall. Using ST's software, authorized users can remotely and securely access critical information, such as corporate e-mail, enterprise applications and intranet information.

"We're pleased to be able to work with Verizon Wireless to provide this secure application for their customers," said Spontaneous CEO Jeff Lindauer. "Ours is a cost effective solution that provides access to the services customers are demanding by remotely and securely enabling corporate applications over a wireless network. Our relationship with Verizon Wireless demonstrates that Spontaneous can play a robust and critical role in this important solution."

About Spontaneous Technology

Spontaneous Technology provides software for the spontaneous and secure remote enablement of corporate applications and supports multiple platforms, including Palm, PocketPC, WAP, J2ME, and next generation voice networks. ST delivers these services to telecommunications carriers, service providers, and their customers. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, ST is a privately held company and is backed by Smart Technology Ventures, Dominion Ventures, SunAmerica Ventures, Bluevector LLC, Thomas Weisel Partners, and Hewlett Packard Company. Find more information on the Web at http://www.spontec.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 30.3 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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