With a growing mobile workforce demanding greater access to more business resources over extranets, intranets, WiFi and cellular systems, smartphones, PDAs and other mobile devices are now mainstream components of modern enterprise networks. Dell SonicWALL - Aventail - Connect Mobile, an optional add-on to Dell SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SSL VPNs, provides the most robust remote access solution for smart phone and PDA users, with "in-office" access optimized for the device. By combining a seamless network experience for users along with a single centrally-managed gateway for granular mobile access control, Connect Mobile is defining secure remote access for mobile enterprise.
"In-office" experience on leading mobile platforms
"In-office" experience on leading mobile platforms - including Windows Mobile 5.0 offers an easy-to-use secure remote access solution for the Mobile workforce. Deployed on demand from a portal via secure proxy, connect Mobile delivers the full "in-office" SSL VPN experience of Dell SonicWALL Aventail Connect to mobile device users in a format that is dynamically optimized to fit the layout of their device interface. It also allows robust remote access to a wide range of Web or client-server resources, such as Citrix" Independent Computing Architecture (ICA). Dell SonicWALL Aventail Connect Mobile supports a broad range of leading mobile devices, platforms and network scenarios, like Microsoft Window Mobile 5.0 - the de facto standard for many mobile PDAs and smartphones, including Palm devices. Connect mobile leverages the advanced security features of Windows Mobile 5.0 and provides secure support for Windows Mobile 4.2 devices as well.
Flexible and cost-effective robust deployment options
Flexible and cost-effective robust deployment options give administrators the greatest flexibility to leverage their existing architecture investment. For Example, when deploying mobile applications such as e-mail to Blackberry devices, you may need to invest in additional proprietary enterprise server infrastructure. Alternately, you could avoid those additional infrastructure costs by using connect mobile to provide full direct access to Microsoft Exchange on Windows Mobile devices.
Session persistence between mobile networks
Session persistence between mobile networks makes the user experience seamless and transportable as well. Using Dell SonicWALL's Session Persistence Technology, the session can persist from network to network without the need to re-establish authentication or re-launch a network session, as long as it has not been logged out or timed out. A user, for instance could travel with a PDA from a corporate wireless network to a cellular network to a home wireless network - all the while maintaining a persistent secure access session.
Device watermarking blocks unauthorized
Device watermarking blocks unauthorized access allowing administrators to immediately revoke the certificate of a lost or stolen PDA or smartphone from a central console - instantly blocking unauthorized access to resources from a central console.
Advanced access control for mobile endpoint devices
Advanced access control for mobile endpoint devices is fully integrated with the market-leading combination of Dell SonicWALL Aventail Unified Policy and Dell SonicWALL Aventail End Point Control. Unified Policy controls network access based upon the sensitivity of the resource, the authorization of the user, and device environment. Device environment criteria are determined through Dell SonicWALL Aventail End Point Control interrogation, including the presence or absence of specific Windows Mobile versions, registry entries, applications, directories or files. An administrator can enforce different access control policy for Smartphones, corporate laptops or WiFi hotspot devices, and set a single access policy for any Webbased or client/server resource that automatically cascades across all associated users, without the costly overhead of individual manual updates. Only Dell SonicWALL Aventail provides device interrogation and Policy Zones for Windows Mobile devices.