SonicWALL have just announced that in addition to enabling iOS devices such as the Apple iPad and iPhone, the SonicWALL Mobile Connect unified client app now provides Google Android smartphone and tablet users with superior network-level access over encrypted SSL VPN connections.
Also, did you know that SonicWALL is the only vendor to provide solutions for full malware scanning of the SSL encrypted traffic and application control for Android and iOS devices?
Click here to view the app on the Android Marketplace
Click here to read the news piece from PCMag
In addition, SonicWALL Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA) solutions feature End Point Control (EPC). EPC allows administrators to define policies that identify specific attributes about the device, and ensure they are enforced before allowing access to the corporate network. As part of EPC enforcement, a policy can be set up to determine if an Android device has been “rooted” or an iOS device has been jailbroken, so that connections from those systems may be rejected or quarantined.
As smartphones and tablets are used inside the corporate network and connect over WiFi, traffic is scanned by a SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall. This creates a Clean Wireless solution connection that ensures Android and iOS devices adhere to organisational security, app control and content filtering policies.
Users can download and install the single Mobile Connect app for Google Android easily via the Android Market. Mobile Connect provides secure SSL VPN connections across SonicWALL solutions including SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA, SRA for SMB and SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall appliances, delivering ease of management and deployment. SonicWALL offers the most comprehensive end-to-end secure remote access solution available today.
Features and Benefits
A unified client app available on the Android Market, Mobile Connect lets IT define and enable easy Android device access via SonicWALL SSL VPN and Next- Generation Firewall appliances through a single management interface.
Data encryption, enforced strong encryption, strong authentication and granular access policy provide security of transport.
End Point Control, available only on the SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA Series, identifies specific attributes and enforces they are in place before allowing an Android system running Mobile Connect to connect to the network. These attributes include DeviceID, File, Process, Android OS version, and whether the Android device has been rooted.
SonicWALL Clean VPN provides the critical dual protection of high-performance Next-Generation Firewall and SSL VPN to secure VPN access and traffic, and decrypt and scan for malware on all authorised SSL VPN traffic before it enters the network.
Application intelligence and control enables IT to define and enforce how application and bandwidth assets are used.
Unified policy-based controls display granular bookmarks and policies on one centralized page, thus streamlining configuration, troubleshooting and administrative overhead.
Full network access connects all Android devices to network resources, including web-based, client/server, server-based, host-based or back-connect applications.
Personalised web portal display only the resources that are available to Google Android smartphone and tablet users based on policy.