Network security firm Check Point has launched a software blade which integrates encryption and SSL VPN capabilities to offer secure access to corporate assets such as email and business apps for remote workers.
The Mobile Access Software Blade allows customers to pre-authorise specific mobile applications, providing easy access to these apps via single sign-on.
Centralised management and provisioning capabilities ease the workload of IT security staff, said Check Point, while existing customers can deploy the blade on security gateways in minutes without additional hardware or software costs.
Also included is the Check Point mobile application designed to provide simple access to corporate email and business apps direct from any Android, Apple, Symbian or Windows mobile device.
To improve the end user experience, individual staff members can download the app from the Apple App Store, for example, enter their log-in details and be up and running instantly with secure access to corporate data.
"The chief information officers we talk with struggle to keep up with all the devices their employees bring into the corporate network," said Rufus Connell, vice president at analyst house Frost & Sullivan.
"With Check Point's new solution, we think you may see companies stop certifying individual devices themselves and deploy the software blade architecture to eliminate the complexities of delivering security for mobile devices on their networks."
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