Nokia has expanded its range of secure mobile solutions to support mobile workers connecting over a virtual private network.
The company has launched four new VPN gateway appliances for businesses of various sizes, and a new IP VPN client for mobile devices.
The new mobile client, designed for mobile devices running the Symbian operating system, is supported by Nokia's Meta-Hop technology. This is designed to help ensure seamless user connectivity from the mobile device all the way to the application, even if a connection is disrupted.
Nokia said Meta-Hop enabled mobile end-users to connect to IP-based applications securely and stay connected via self-learning and self-healing networks, that track multiple connection paths to ensure a connection is maintained.
"With Nokia Mobile VPN, users are no longer restricted to where and how they securely connect to the important information they need," said Elie Habib, Nokia Enterprise Solutions senior vice-president, security and mobile connectivity.
"Remote access to enterprise data is not limited to desktops and laptops anymore. Nokia’s solution is designed to ensure secure remote access to enterprise resources, no matter what device is being used to connect," said Charles Kolodgy, an analyst at IDC.
The four new VPN gateway products are the Nokia 100i for mid- to large-sized firms, the Nokia 50i for branch offices, and the 10i and 5i platforms for smaller operations.