Dell has unveiled a new version of its SonicWall secure mobile access platform, which it said can deliver mobile access to corporate resources from both managed and unmanaged devices without compromising security.
Available now, the updated SonicWall secure mobile access solution comprises the SonicWall Mobile Connect 3.0 application and Dell's SonicWall Secure Remote Access (SRA) virtual private network (VPN) appliance 7.5, which together provide secure access to the corporate network.
Aimed at meeting the challenges that organisations face from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, the new SonicWall release can be applied to both managed and unmanaged endpoints to ensure that only users and devices that meet corporate security policies are granted network access.
Dell said the solution enables administrators to enforce security policies that provide context-aware authentication, checking devices to see whether they have been "rooted" or "jailbroken", which could pose a security risk, as well as checking the device ID, certificate status and operating system version before granting access.
Patrick Sweeney, executive director for Dell Security Products, said: "The Dell SonicWall secure mobile access solution provides best-in-class, context-aware authentication for both personal and company-owned devices to protect corporate networks and data from mobile threats."
The Mobile Connect app protects company data at rest on the endpoint devices, enabling administrators to apply policies governing whether files can be opened in other apps, copied to the clipboard, printed, or remain cached securely within the Mobile Connect app where they are securely isolated from the user's personal data and apps.
Versions of the Mobile Connect app are available for numerous platforms, including Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, Android devices and Windows. A version for OS X will be available later in spring 2014.
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