New App from AEP Networks enables secure access to work applications on the move

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Ultra Protect 7.4 enables ‘bring your own device’ with virtual access to the office via devices including the iPad and iPhone

Ultra Electronics AEP Networks, provider of trusted security, has announced Ultra Protect 7.4, a new solution that enables organisations to provide its employees with secure access to work-related applications on the move even if their device is used predominately for personal use. Supporting the Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac OSX the solution is easy for organisations to roll out to employees and is compatible with Microsoft Remote Desktop Servers as well as ‘thin’ clients from HP and Wyse. Support for Android and Windows devices will follow in the near future.
The solution comes at a time where the current market trend points towards ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) – where employees increasingly choose to use their personal mobile or tablet devices for work activity. One of the principle concerns from employers is of data leakage and the protection of sensitive information, especially for regulatory compliance like HIPAA and PCI. Ultra Protect 7.4 helps to safeguard data by not allowing information to be stored or saved on the device. In addition, it provides full encryption between the device and server. If an iPad is lost, stolen or transferred, corporate information is always protected.

“The trend towards BYOD is accelerating,” said Mark Darvill, Chief Technology Officer at AEP Networks. “Whilst offering massive benefits for employers and employees it can be a substantial headache for the IT department which is justifiably concerned about the security and cost implications of supporting devices not under its direct control. This solution is designed to mitigate these risks by completely eliminating any data footprint left on the device and securing the connection between device and server.”

Ultra Electronics AEP Networks will be showcasing Ultra Protect 7.4 at this year’s Infosecurity Europe, 24-26 April at Earl’s Court in London. Visit Stand C50, on the entrance side of the Network Bar, near the Sales & Exhibitors Lounge, for a demonstration.

The solution is available to download via the Apple App Store simply by searching for ‘Ultra Secure Access’.