Enables secure remote access and connectivity from Apple devices
Intelligent network security and data protection offerings provider SonicWall has introduced its Mobile Connect App which is available on the App Store for download to Apple devices such as iPad and iPhone.
The SonicWall Mobile App enables secure remote access and connectivity from Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone to all network resources for the users of SonicWall’s SSL VPN and next-generation Firewall product lines.
The new Mobile Connect is supported across all current SonicWall Secure Remote Access (SRA) and SonicWall Aventail E-Class SRA, as well as SonicWall TZ, Network Security Appliance (NSA), E-Class NSA and SuperMassive E10000 Series firewalls. Mobile Connect runs on iOS 4.2 and higher.
In addition, the SonicWall Mobile Connect App provides users "VPN on Demand" and encrypts traffic whenever users attempt to access protected internal resources.
With the new Mobile Connect, users can communicate through a SonicWall firewall, network administrators can enable Clean VPN, ensure that communications relayed through the iOS devices are clean of malware; and users and organisations can be protected while traveling and accessing networks from public hotspots.
The network administrators can also utilise SonicWall Application Intelligence and Control functionality to identify which iOS apps should receive critical bandwidth; and companies can take full advantage of the power and innovation of iPad and iPhone.
IT organisations can now support iPad and iPhone users by giving them secure access to network resources, including shared folders, client-server applications, intranet sites, and email.
SonicWall Product Management and Corporate Marketing vice-president Patrick Sweeney said iPads and iPhones have become the overwhelming choice for employees who demand anytime anywhere productivity.
"Our Mobile Connect App lets companies extend their security policy to meet the stringent needs of enterprise, government and education institutions, while employees travel outside of the protected perimeter. This will help enable greater workforce productivity," said Sweeney.