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Aventail VPNs Support Win Mobile

SEATTLE -- Today, leading secure remote access provider Aventail announced Aventail Connect Mobile for smartphones—the industry’s first and only SSL VPN to provide full support and secure end point control for Windows Mobile smartphones. Connect Mobile is an easy-to-use and easy-to-manage add-on to Aventail’s award-winning SSL VPN appliances, allowing IT managers to easily extend their secure remote access solution to all mobile devices. As such, it is part of an integrated solution for all remote access, including laptops, kiosks, home computers, Windows Mobile PDAs, and now smartphones. Connect Mobile gives end users an “in-office experience,” connecting them to e-mail without a separate infrastructure, and giving them access to client/server applications and other corporate resources as if they were on their laptops, all with seamless roaming. It provides enhanced security as well, with user authentication, device watermarking, device health checking, encryption and granular access controls.

Aventail Connect Mobile for smartphones was designed for network managers who realize that mobility in the workplace is just a fact of life, and need a solution that is easy for end users as well as secure and cost-effective to manage.

“The ever-increasing popularity of …devices is driving specific requirements for mobile remote access. Aventail capitalizes on this with the strongest solution for mobile devices — which includes a wide array of devices,” writes Robert Whiteley, Sr. Analyst, Forrester Research, in his December 2006 report, The Forrester Wave: SSL VPN Appliances, Q4 2006. “More importantly, though, Aventail is the only vendor to support the necessary one-two punch of these performance-oriented features — like compression, session persistence, and seamless roaming — and built-in endpoint security functionality, regardless of device type.”

Aventail Corp.