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GlobalPhone Corporation, KoolSpan Team To Deliver Secure, Encrypted VoIP Communications To Federal Markets

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For Immediate Release, December 5, 2006 (Falls Church, Virginia, and Bethesda, Maryland) – GlobalPhone, a facilities-based global telecommunications supplier, and KoolSpan, Inc., the information security industry's only provider of embeddable secure encrypted and trusted (SET) Link technology, today announced that they have entered into a partnership to provide secure, encrypted Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications to federal markets.

With the federal government's commitment to telecommuting, the combined strength of GlobalPhone and KoolSpan's partnership will give GlobalPhone's federal customers a dramatic advantage: GlobalTone. This service provides federal agencies the ability to use existing Internet connections to link employees in a single, centralized "virtual PBX" with a robust, low-cost, highly secure, enterprise-class voice solution while retaining critical employee collaboration and information. A business-grade hosted VoIP solution, GlobalPhone's GlobalTone service is a low-cost, high-reliability alternative to costly PBXs, key systems, or Centrex lines.

"This important partnership enables our growing federal customer base to achieve the many benefits of VoIP communications with the assurance of superlative and highly robust security from KoolSpan," said GlobalPhone Corporation President Steven McCarthy. "KoolSpan technology is unique in its ability to deliver automatic and transparent encryption to voice communications. GlobalTone currently provides complete geographic redundancy on its voice network in case of natural disaster or terrorist attacks. Adding voice encryption to our network provides the federal government an entirely new level of security to its operations."

KoolSpan's SET Link technology automatically creates secure, encrypted, trusted network links between any two points on an IP network. SET Link technology eliminates common and traditional network headaches that often affect the experience of people trying to use VoIP and other communications media.

These complexities include a general lack of interoperability created by firewalls, VPN clients, any special training tools or instruction, and the need to connect to non-public IP addresses, commonly referred to as 'NAT' addresses. The result is a greatly simplified IP communications experience that is simple, secure and seamless to users.

"GlobalPhone is a proven leader in the commercial market, and we look forward to working and collaborating closely in this important partnership to stimulate the adoption of secure VoIP technology for the federal market," said KoolSpan CEO Tony Fascenda. "Deployment of secure VoIP Technology in both commercial and government markets has been a challenge which Global Phone can resolve with their seamless, effective, embeddable VoIP security solution."

KoolSpan technology has been rigorously tested and favorably reviewed by top security research organizations in the United States government, as well as many commercial publications. In October 2006, KoolSpan was profiled by Network World as one of the Top Ten Security Companies to Watch. In September 2006, KoolSpan scored five stars and topped a group product review of 13 two-factor authentication solutions in SC Magazine, earning the publication's "SC Recommended" designation. Earlier this year, KoolSpan was short-listed for the Red Herring 100 North America, a prestigious ranking of some of the most innovative marketplace solutions. The company also received glowing reviews in Information Security Magazine and Today, a leading Asian business daily.

About KoolSpan, Inc.
Based in Bethesda, Md., KoolSpan effectively and efficiently creates secure communications on any device, wired or wireless. From servers to smart phones, KoolSpan automatically creates secure and trusted connections between any two points on any network, eliminating complexity and cost by always establishing secure Ethernet connections. KoolSpan technology has been heralded as one of the easiest solutions to deploy, allowing local and remote workers to securely connect and communicate. KoolSpan secures networks and critical infrastructure for government agencies, Fortune 1000 companies, and medium-to-small enterprises.

About GlobalPhone Corporation
GlobalPhone is a facilities-based Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed carrier headquartered in Falls Church, Va. Established in 1995, GlobalPhone is a privately held, debt-free corporation with a worldwide customer base of over 600,000 end users and a network of more than 300 business partners in over 130 countries. GlobalPhone is dedicated to providing business quality, Hosted PBX, or IP Centrex services to the Federal Government and commercial markets. Recognized in 2005 and 2006 as one of Deloitte & Touches's "Fast 50 for Northern Virginia," GlobalPhone provides tailored business solutions for companies—from five employees to 5,000—across industries and around the world. GlobalPhone builds enduring relationships with customers by providing a creative approach to enabling technology at competitive rates, and by ensuring outstanding customer service.