Nokia expands portfolio of mobile connectivity solutions
Nokia announced it had expanded its portfolio of mobile connectivity solutions to include a suite of Internet protocol security (IPSec) virtual private network (VPN)-based products for workers who need secure remote access to their corporate networks from mobile devices and remote locations. Nokia’s latest IP VPN technology offering consists of four new IP VPN gateway systems, a mobile VPN client, and comprehensive management software.
The new offering complements the company’s existing mobility solutions, including a variety of proven IP security platforms, an SSL VPN connectivity solution, and other solutions critical to enterprise mobility. Together with Nokia enterprise mobile devices, Nokia IP VPN enables enterprises to more securely connect all of their users, whether in a remote office, working from home, or on the go.
“In launching our new mobility offering, we have created a unique combination of security solutions which further highlight the strength of the proposition of our Series 60 Smartphone portfolio and our new range of Communicator-class mobile phones – the Nokia 9500 and 9300,” said Jarmo Hostio, Senior Sales Manager, Nokia Enterprise Solutions Business Unit, Middle East and Africa. “The new VPN offering capitalizes on Nokia’s vision of mobilizing the enterprise, enabling businesses of all sizes to securely and cost-effectively connect employees, contractors, business partners and customers over fixed and wireless networks.”
Nokia IP VPN incorporates Nokia’s patent-pending Meta-Hop™ technology to help ensure seamless user connectivity from the mobile device all the way to the application even if a connection is disrupted. With Meta-Hop technology, mobile end-users are able to connect to IP-based applications securely and stay connected via self-learning and self-healing networks that track multiple connection paths to ensure a connection is maintained. Meta-Hop gives enterprises consistent, secure network availability for mobile end-users, while driving down operational costs for management, maintenance and network expansion.
The Nokia IP VPN solution is suited for IT managers of growing companies who need to create or extend their connectivity infrastructure to support both mobile and remote office access. Nokia IP VPN integrates easily with IT infrastructure and management systems to provide a seamless mobile user experience, extreme network reliability, and superior price performance.
“The workforce is becoming more mobile every day. With Nokia IP VPN, users are no longer restricted to where and how they securely connect to the important information they need. Nokia IP VPN is a win-win proposition for IT and end-users, providing flexible connectivity options for devices of all types, while driving costs down through automated management tools and technologies,” said Elie Habib, senior vice president, Security and Mobile Connectivity, Nokia Enterprise Solutions. “We believe our product offering is unique in the marketplace as we provide a total platform package, from back-office solutions to end-user mobile devices, enabling complete voice and data communication for professionals.”
“Remote access to enterprise data is not limited to desktops and laptops anymore. Nokia IP VPN is designed to ensure secure remote access to enterprise resources, no matter what device is being used to connect,” said Charles Kolodgy, research director of IDC’s Security Products program. “Well suited for both the wired and wireless worlds, Nokia IP VPN should provide for easy administration of end-user devices, and consistent network availability through Nokia’s Meta-Hop technology. Combined with Nokia’s SSL VPN offerings, Nokia’s portfolio provides enterprises with choice and flexibility when deploying remote mobile access solutions.”
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