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SonicWALL Launches Mobile Connect App for iOS

SonicWALL, a provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced the SonicWALL Mobile Connect App is now available on the App Store for download to Apple devices such as iPad and iPhone, the company announced today.

For users of SonicWALL’s SSL VPN and Next-Generation Firewall product lines, the new SonicWALL Mobile App enables anytime, anywhere secure remote access and connectivity from Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone to all network resources, representatives said.

A single unified SSL VPN client, 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, it was reported. Mobile Connect runs on iOS 4.2 and higher, SonicWALL said.

The SonicWALL Mobile Connect App provides users “VPN on Demand” and encrypts traffic whenever users attempt to access protected internal resources and further capabilities are added when Mobile Connect users communicate through a SonicWALL firewall, sources said.

According to SonicWALL, network administrators can enable Clean VPN (SonicWALL Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusions Prevention scanning over VPN connections) to afford iOS users the same level of protection as if they were on the internal network, and ensure that communications relayed through the iOS devices are clean of malware.

Additionally, network administrators can utilise SonicWALL Application Intelligence and Control functionality to identify which iOS apps should receive critical bandwidth, the company said. This assures performance for key business, education and medical applications, while throttling down other bandwidth intensive applications not deemed important to the enterprise or school, representatives added.

“Everyone knows that iPhones and iPads are revolutionary devices that have enabled a level of mobile productivity we haven’t seen before,” said Mark Bouchard, founder of AimPoint Group. “Mobile Connect makes it simple and straightforward for enterprises to embrace this game-changing platform by allowing millions of SonicWALL customers to securely access corporate networks and boost their mobile productivity even further,” he said.

For internal users of iOS devices, IT administrators are already able to utilise SonicWALL’s Clean Wireless (data encryption and Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusion Prevention over WLAN networks) as well as SonicWALL Content Filtering services to meet compliance and policy requirements, SonicWALL said.

“iPads and iPhones have become the overwhelming choice for employees who demand anytime anywhere productivity,” said Patrick Sweeney, VP of product management and corporate marketing at SonicWALL. “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.”

According to SonicWALL, by deploying it’s Mobile Connect App, companies can take full advantage of the power and innovation of iPad and iPhone—simply and securely. 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, email and more.

Representatives said that the SonicWALL Mobile Connect App is available for free from the App Store on iPad and iPhone.

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