Utimaco Enters Strategic Partnership With Mobile Device Management Solutions Supplier
London, 24 May 2005 – Utimaco, Europe’s leading supplier of IT security solutions will be working closely with iPass, one of America’s leading suppliers of solutions for Mobile Device Management. Both companies see this cooperation as providing excellent opportunities for sharing resources and expertise to enable companies to deploy mobile infrastructures in a secure and controlled way, and so optimise their business processes. In addition to protecting the data saved on mobile personal devices, managing these devices will also play a key role. The cooperation between the two companies will increase the integration of security and administration functions at the product development stage.
The growing integration of mobile devices – such as notebooks, PDAs and smartphones – in corporate networks makes meeting the challenges arising from securing and administering these devices, in terms of Security Management, an increasingly important task. Securing the mobile infrastructure is, therefore, not simply a matter of protecting data on mobile personal devices. It must also be ensured that only authorised and protected devices can access the corporate network, and that the installed software and the security settings complies with the company’s security policy. In addition, it must also be possible to centrally update software components on all devices, including all different types of mobile devices.
“Our cooperation with iPass is an important step in our ability to use innovative solutions to further extend our leading position in the market for mobile security.” said Martin W??lfert, CEO of Utimaco Safeware AG.
“Having Utimaco, a ‘best-of-breed’ leader in the European IT security space, choose iPass for enhancing their products is a strong endorsement of our endpoint policy management capabilities. iPass has long believed that the best security solutions are those that offer a deep and multi-layered defense. iPass’ secure connectivity technology naturally complements tools that protect data at-rest. The combination of Utimaco’s and iPass’ technologies is expected to provide a comprehensive system for mobile security management,” said Joel Wachtler, vice president of strategy and product management of iPass.
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About Utimaco Safeware AG :
Utimaco Safeware AG is the leading European manufacturer of professional IT security solutions. The security technology and solutions developed by Utimaco protect the electronic data of companies and government bodies against unauthorised access and guarantee that business processes and administrative procedures in the electronic world are binding and confidential. Utimaco Safeware’s Personal Device Security division supplies technologies and solutions for mobile security in the areas of high-level authentication including biometric techniques, encryption and integrity checks. Its products and solutions secure data in terminal server and Citrix environments, on the PC, notebook and PDA at the workplace, and on the move. Utimaco Safeware’s Transaction Security division specialises in security solutions for e-business, e-government and e-payment, based on its own technologies (telecommunications management systems, hardware security modules, gateways for e-mail security, a
uthentication and digital signatures, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and PKI-enabled applications). For more information visit www.Utimaco.com.
About iPass Inc.
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers simple and manageable enterprise mobility services, maximising the productivity of workers as they move between office, home and remote locations. iPass security services – based on unique Policy Orchestration capabilities – work to close the gaps in protecting computers, network assets, user identities and data whenever users connect over the Internet. iPass connectivity services utilise the iPass global virtual network, a unified network of hundreds of dial-up, wireless and broadband providers in over 150 countries. iPass services are the choice of hundreds of Global 2000 corporations including General Motors, HSBC and Reed Elsevier. Founded in 1996, iPass is headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information visit www.ipass.com.