Sygate and Aruba offer mobile security


Sygate and Aruba offer mobile security

Antony Savvas

Sygate Technologies and Aruba Networks have joined forces to offer enterprises a secure, on-demand mobile network access solution for remote users.

With users increasingly wanting access from unmanaged network points and devices, on-demand security is becoming a key issue for enterprises to address.

The two companies said enterprises can now ensure that unmanaged devices accessing the enterprise network meet pre-defined security policies to ensure safe operation across the network, without having to install and configure software on every end station.

Through the collaboration Aruba is licensing and integrating the Sygate On-Demand Agent (SODA) directly into ArubaOS, the operating system and suite of application software that controls Aruba's centralised mobility systems.

The joint product is available as part of a new ArubaOS Client Integrity Module.

“Mobile access is literally redefining how corporate networks are managed and secured,” said Aaron Vance, an analyst at Synergy Research. “Companies want to provide mobility as much as people want to be mobile but by doing this they are faced with the new problem of how best to protect their network against devices over which they have no control.”

“By integrating on-demand security directly into the mobility LAN system, Aruba and Sygate have intelligently turned end-point integrity into a seamless and automated service that can be easily enabled, instead of yet another system that must be deployed, integrated and managed,” said Vance.

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