Mobile security solution for 3G GSM/HSPA networks

Alcatel-Lucent announced the global availability of a high-speed packet access (HSPA) version of its unique OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian (OA3500 NLG) designed to protect and recover stolen laptops and data.  Previously available on CDMA-based 3G networks, this enhancement expands the product’s reach to next-generation, high-speed 3G GSM/HSPA networks, providing a critical solution to mitigate the threat of compromising confidential data through the loss or theft of employee laptops.

Invented by Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, this unique, always on laptop security and management system for the mobile workforce leverages 3G (CDMA/W-CDMA/GSM) networks, allowing enterprises to overcome the ‘mobile blind spot’.  The mobile blind spot is defined as a condition where enterprises have no visibility or control over the location, use or configuration of employee laptops, increasing the risk of government fines, company reputation and hampering day-to-day operations of organisations.  With this technology, enterprises have 24/7 access to employee laptops – enabling them to automatically enforce policies for compliance and deliver software patches and upgrades to their increasingly mobile workforce even if the laptop is turned off.

SingTel of Singapore, Magyar Telekom of Hungary, and broadband carrier IIJ (Internet Initiative Japan Inc.) of Japan have announced they plan to offer the OA3500 NLG as a value-added service over their high-speed HSPA mobile data communications network.  Currently Sprint offers the CDMA version of the solution to its North American customers.

Alcatel-Lucent also today expanded its go-to-market strategy for the OA3500 NLG to include distributors and resellers worldwide, broadening its geographic availability.  The first of these agreements is with VCOMM of the UK, which will offer Alcatel-Lucent’s OA3500 NLG through its resellers.

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