NetMotion launches Mobility XE 8.0

NetMotion Wireless released version 8.0 of Mobility XE, the mobile VPN software. This latest version provides new security controls that intelligently extend corporate security policies to mobile devices without needlessly impacting mobile worker productivity. In addition, enterprise customers can now use the software to reliably deploy real-time applications like VoIP and streaming video while maintaining high quality, even over wireless networks prone to high packet loss.

Mobility XE version 8.0 was specifically designed to meet the unique security and connectivity needs of highly mobile field personnel. It allows devices to connect to the enterprise network only after meeting specified security policies, but gives administrators greater control and flexibility over how and when to administer remediation policies. The intelligent Mobile NAC features of Mobility XE are compatible with many leading security products, allowing administrators to automatically check compliance for required software, including:

  • Antivirus
  • Antispyware
  • Firewall
  • Operating system version
  • Windows Update status
  • Registry keys
  • Processes and files
  • Mobility XE client version
  • Other applications.

Unlike remote desktop users or casual mobile users, highly mobile field personnel such as public safety officers, home healthcare workers or field service technicians often log onto the network while at patients’ or customers’ homes, at the point of service. IT administrators that support highly mobile field forces need security solutions that protect their networks without impacting the productivity of the mobile professionals they serve. In these situations, automatic security policies that force users to perform non-critical software upgrades diminish productivity.

With Mobility XE version 8.0, Mobile NAC typically deploys in minutes, without any need to reconfigure network infrastructure. A simple NAC wizard makes it easy to configure and enforce access security policies. Unlike automatic security policies that force users to perform non-critical software updates before allowing access, Mobile NAC integrates with Mobility XE’s Policy Management module, giving administrators flexibility and control over the response to a device that does not meet security guidelines.

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