SonicWALL announced that its Mobile Connect App is available on the App Store. For users of SonicWALL’s SSL VPN and Next-Generation Firewall product lines, the app enables secure remote access and connectivity from Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone to all network resources.
A single unified SSL VPN client, Mobile Connect is supported across all current SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA) and SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA, as well as SonicWALL TZ, Network Security Appliance (NSA), E-Class NSA and SuperMassive E10000 Series firewalls. Mobile Connect runs on iOS 4.2 and higher.
The SonicWALL Mobile Connect App provides users “VPN on Demand” and encrypts traffic whenever users attempt to access protected internal resources. Further capabilities are added when Mobile Connect users communicate through a SonicWALL firewall.
Network administrators can enable Clean VPN (SonicWALL Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusions Prevention scanning over VPN connections) to afford iOS users the same level of protection as if they were on the internal network, and ensure that communications relayed through the iOS devices are clean of malware.
Additionally, network administrators can utilize SonicWALL Application Intelligence and Control functionality to identify which iOS apps should receive critical bandwidth. This assures performance for key business, education and medical applications, while throttling down other bandwidth intensive applications not deemed important to the enterprise or school.
For internal users of iOS devices, IT administrators are already able to utilize SonicWALL’s Clean Wireless (data encryption and Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusion Prevention over WLAN networks) as well as SonicWALL Content Filtering services to meet compliance and policy requirements. Now, with the Mobile Connect App, users and organizations can be protected while traveling and accessing networks from public hotspots.