SonicWall launches remote access solutions
Dubai, August 3, 2010
SonicWall, a leading provider of network security and data protection solutions, has launched two new remote access security solutions, enabling protected access to information from PCs and an array of mobile devices.
The SonicWall Aventail 10.5 represents a major software upgrade to existing enterprise class solutions, while the SonicWall SRA 1200 is a new appliance tailored to SMB customers.
SonicWall's new offerings provide enterprise customers a feature-rich solution and enhanced smart phone support but also bring affordable, powerful features and protection to the SMB market, a statement said.
SonicWall's Aventail 10.5 release brings new enterprise features to the E-Class SRA series of clientless SSL VPN solutions, it added.
The solution provides secure access to corporate resources and supports thousands of concurrent users from a single appliance. The SonicWall Aventail solution ties the unique mobile device ID to a specific user, confirms the user's identity and verifies the security status of the end-point.
Once these security checks have been passed, the SonicWall Aventail solution grants the appropriate level of access from any web-enabled device, including Internet kiosks, laptops, smart phones, tablet PCs or any other web enabled device, according to the statement.
New features include Active Sync support for the Apple iPhone, iPad, Google Android and Symbian mobile devices and provide secure e-mail, contacts and calendar update synchronization with the corporate exchange server.
"Let's face it: everyone is mobile these days,” said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management, SonicWall. “We are connected and work whenever, wherever. Whether you like it or not – the corporate IT department has already lost control of what mobile devices we use and how we use them. This issue is known as the 'consumerization' of IT.”
"With the SonicWall Aventail solution, we return control and security to IT and still give end-users total freedom of choice to select the mobile platform that's right for them.”
“We can determine the appropriate level of trust for each mobile device and automatically grant differentiated levels of access. We return to order and security from a chaotic and dangerous mobile environment."
Shahnawaz Sheikh, regional sales manager for the Middle East and Africa at SonicWall, said: “With the potential ban on blackberry devices being announced across the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the SonicWall Aventail solution is a strong alternative solution to organizations, offering a feature-rich smart phone support for secure remote accesses to corporate emails, web based applications and other network resources.”
The SRA 1200 provides a new unified policy management interface to simplify how IT managers grant access to corporate resources.
Additionally, SonicWall has integrated a web application firewall (WAF) that incorporates dynamic signature updates to protect against modern, web-based threats.
For remote help desk support, IT administrators can take advantage of Virtual Assist. This feature of SonicWall's SRA 1200 introduces new tools to provide desktop support to remote workers without requiring fat clients or other solutions to be installed.
Through the new virtual access feature, employees can access unattended workstations at home or remote offices, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service