Dell Releases SonicWall Mobile Access Platform
The platform enables administrators to configure and enforce security policies that provide context-aware authentication.Technology giant Dell announced the newest release of the company's SonicWall-branded secure mobile access solution for managed and unmanaged bring-your-own-device environments, which combines the SonicWall Mobile Connect 3.0 application and SonicWall secure remote access series appliance 7.5. The platform enables administrators to configure and enforce security policies that provide context-aware authentication. Mobile devices are interrogated for essential security information such as jailbreak or root status, device ID, certificate status and OS versions prior to granting access. Devices that don’t meet policy requirements are not allowed network access and the user is notified of non-compliance, greatly reducing the chances of malware entering the network from non-IT managed devices. "In today’s mobile workplace, it is vitally important to enable remote and mobile employees to maintain their productivity without compromising network security," Patrick Sweeney, executive director of product management for Dell Security Products, said in a statement. "The co-mingling of business and personal applications and data on mobile devices presents an even greater challenge to IT when it comes to providing users with mobile access to everything they need to do their jobs, but still protecting corporate data from the multitude of threats posed by mobile devices."
In addition, the secure remote access series management console consolidates network access control of all Web resources, file shares and client-server resources into a single location, with central administration and a single rule set for all resources and access methods.