iPass and Sygate Team Up

 
 
By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2004-09-20 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

iPass integrates with Sygate to provide secure global access.

Two companies known for providing different aspects of secure remote access are teaming up to provide secure access solutions for mobile users. iPass Inc., which is headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., will use Sygate Inc.s policy enforcement and personal firewall technology to outfit its Policy Orchestration security platform, which the company announced in July.
Policy Orchestration enables IT managers to ensure a connection that complies with corporate security policies from the moment remote users log on to establish a connection with their corporate LANs. The technologies eliminate security lapses, including the short time that elapses at wireless hot spots before a remote user establishes a connection through the company VPN.
Looking for a Wi-Fi hot spot? Click here for our list of Wi-Fi hot-spot directories to find local Wi-Fi service at any destination. "Were using Sygates Secure Enterprise Agent," explained iPass Product Marketing Manager Piero DePaoli. He said that the new version of iPass remote access software would also keep most services on the remote machine locked down until the establishment of a VPN. Once a secure connection is created, it would open up the machine. "We call it the self-quarantine service," DePaoli said. Jon Brody, vice president of marketing for Sygate, says that the agreement will benefit both companies. "Its great because it strengthens our products and increases the value of both solutions," he said.
Sygate is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. Click here to read more about iPass Policy Orchestration. Policy Orchestration will also use Sygates technology to enforce security policies prior to allowing the establishment of a secure connection. This ensures, for instance, that the remote computer has up-to-date virus protection and a properly configured, up-to-date personal firewall. Security policies set by the IT manager are then enforced by Policy Orchestration. Check out eWEEK.coms Mobile & Wireless Center at http://wireless.eweek.com for the latest news, reviews and analysis.

Be sure to add our eWEEK.com mobile and wireless news feed to your RSS newsreader or My Yahoo page

 
 
 
 
Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazine's Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...

 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel