First mobile SSL VPN for smartphones

Aventail’s new Connect Mobile for smartphones claims to be the industry’s first and only SSL VPN to provide full support and secure end point control for Windows Mobile smartphones.

Connect Mobile is an add-on to Aventail’s SSL VPN appliances, allowing IT managers to easily extend their secure remote access solution to all mobile devices. As such, it is part of an integrated solution for all remote access, including laptops, kiosks, home computers, Windows Mobile PDAs, and now smartphones.

Connect Mobile gives end users an “in-office experience,” connecting them to e-mail without a separate infrastructure, and giving them access to client/server applications and other corporate resources as if they were on their laptops, all with seamless roaming. It provides enhanced security as well, with user authentication, device watermarking, device health checking, encryption and granular access controls.