Flexible SSL provides secure remote access to data from desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets
Orange Business Services (OBS) has enhanced its cloud computing portfolio with a new secure remote access service called Flexible SSL, using a Security-as-a-Service model that is based on Juniper Networks Junos Pulse.
Flexible SSL provides business customers secure remote access to corporate resources and sensitive data from desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. OBS said that Flexible SSL increases security for corporate customers as their global workforces become increasingly mobile and the number and types of connected devices – both corporate and personal – continues to grow rapidly.
Flexible SSL complements Orange Business Services Business VPN, an IP-based VPN service that facilitates secure and efficient connectivity in 177 countries.
The France Telecom Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, OBS, said that Flexible SSL enables secure remote access to a company’s internal IT system from any device via different network connections, such as Wi-Fi, 3G and DSL.
The service is a single, self-contained service with automatic provisioning. The company said that the service is also scalable (from 10-1,000s of concurrent users), on-demand service that allows for automated real-time changes via a unique administration interface.
Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Business Unit vice-president and general manager Sanjay Beri said enabling the mobile workforce is a top priority for CIOs and CSOs given the inherent productivity gains – however doing it in a way that gives employees flexibility in areas like personal smartphone or laptop choice while maintaining strong corporate security controls is the key.
"Flexible SSL from Orange Business Services based on Junos Pulse solves this problem by enabling secure corporate access from any device at any time for applications of any type," Beri said.
Orange Business Services head of Security Services Nicolas Furgé said attacks to corporate security are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and often target the presumed weakest link – remote locations and mobile users.
"With the consumerisation of IT, a best of class, scalable security solution like Flexible SSL is essential for companies to find an effective compromise between corporate security, an increasingly mobile workforce and employee work-life balance. Flexible SSL is the perfect solution for an enterprise willing to replace its existing remote access solution with a new solution providing both simplicity and flexibility," Furgé said.