Check Point extends secure remote access to Windows mobile powered devices to enhance user & IT productivity
- 14 November, 2006 13:47
<p>Sydney, November 14, 2006 – Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced the availability of SecureClient™ Mobile, a new mobile security solution that gives Windows Mobile device users secure, uninterrupted remote access to enterprise e-mail and critical business applications. A lightweight, purpose-built client for Windows Mobile powered devices, SecureClient Mobile maintains continuous and transparent VPN connectivity with Check Point VPN-1® and Connectra™ gateways when roaming across networks, and eliminates the need for end-users to re-authenticate. Check Point SecureClient Mobile allows users the freedom to roam without interruption to service or security, while enabling the mobile workforce to take full advantage of the promise and flexibility of today’s mobile computing technology.</p>
<p>“VPN transition between cellular data networks and Wi-Fi networks will be increasingly critical to user productivity and security as access to more and more business applications are extended to mobile devices,” said Samir Kumar, senior product planner, Microsoft Corporation. “Check Point offers a powerful security option for customers running Windows Mobile-powered devices.”</p>
<p>Features within Check Point SecureClient Mobile include:</p>
<p>•Location-independent Network Access: Designed for mobility and portability, the SSL-based VPN client easily and securely connects across multiple networks and network types.
•Enhanced Device Security: Equipped with pre-defined security policies, mobile devices and data are protected from hackers and malware, while additional security settings include the ability to allow or disallow mobile device synchronisation with local PCs for more granular security enforcement.
•Advanced Roaming: Session continuation and credential caching enables automatic re-connection without re-entering user and security credentials to preserve the VPN session and productivity.
•Automatic Data Delivery: Advanced networking features enable any IP application to communicate directly to the mobile device through the VPN tunnel, such as Microsoft’s Direct Push Technology to send e-mail, calendar, contact, and task updates to Windows Mobile powered devices as items arrive or change on the server.
•Centralised Management and Policy Control: Policy control through a single, unified management interface with Over the Air (OTA) capability ensures automatic update, compliance and remediation.</p>
<p>“SecureClient Mobile builds on Check Point’s years of experience securing remote access for Windows and Macintosh laptops using VPN-1 SecureClient. It allows IT managers to quickly and easily extend their critical applications to mobile devices and brings secure remote access for a broad range of endpoints under unified management,” said Scott McKinnel, Country Manager ANZ for Check Point Software Technologies. “With uninterrupted connectivity, easy agent deployment and efficient centralised management, SecureClient Mobile complements existing Windows Mobile technology and our OPSEC partners’ applications to support today’s mobile workforce.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
Pricing for Check Point SecureClient Mobile is based on the number of licenses with $40 USD per client for a 1,000 user perpetual license, and is available immediately for all Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003/SE and Windows Mobile 5.0 devices. It is supported as an add-on for VPN-1 and as a new feature for the recently released Connectra NGX R62. For more information, visit http://www.checkpoint.com or the Microsoft Exchange Connections Conference Web site: http://www.devconnections.com/shows/exchfall2006/default.asp?s=86.</p>
<p>About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leader in securing the Internet. It is a market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, consumer Internet security and VPN markets. Through its NGX platform, the company delivers a unified security architecture for a broad range of perimeter, internal, Web, and endpoint security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The company's ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite and additional consumer security solutions are among the highest rated in the industry today, proactively protecting millions of people from hackers, spyware, viruses and identity theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from hundreds of leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of thousands of Check Point partners around the world and its customers include 100 percent of Fortune 100 companies and tens of thousands of businesses and organisations of all sizes.
Across Australia and New Zealand Check Point has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington to support its network of distributors and resellers. Check Point solutions are distributed through LAN Systems and Firewall Systems in Australia and New Zealand.
Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.checkpoint.com or by contacting Check Point on +61 2 9493 6000.</p>