SafeWeb, Inc., a provider of secure remote access technologies, has announced that City Utilities of Springfield has chosen SafeWeb's Secure Extranet Appliance (SEA Tsunami) to provide its remote employees, customers, and vendors with secure remote access to internal corporate data and applications. City Utilities of Springfield is a customer-owned utility serving Southwest Missouri with electricity, natural gas, water, and public transportation services. Previously, City Utilities was using a traditional IPSec VPN to provide remote users access to its corporate network. The IPSec VPN model with specialized software proved too complex to easily integrate with a wide variety of personal workstations and equipment. Instead of imposing new proprietary technologies, the SEA Tsunami uses the existing Internet, standard browsers, and banking grade SSL encryption to eliminate most of the costs of implementation, roll-out, training, upgrade, and additional support. City Utilities uses the IPSec VPN as a backup to the SEA Tsunami.City Utilities uses the SEA Tsunami to provide remote users with secure access to its corporate network including Telnet and FTP applications.