NetMotion Wireless Raises the Bar for Mobile VPNs With Mobility XE 9.0

Tightens security with strong authentication, provides secure access for managing unattended mobile devices and reauthenticates users without disrupting their applications.

Jan 12, 2010, 09:00 ET from NetMotion Wireless

SEATTLE, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, announces that their flagship mobile VPN product, Mobility XE, provides new security features that keep mobile workers productive within tightened corporate security environments. The release adds seamless reauthentication without disrupting application sessions, keeps mobile workers in the field and their devices current with unattended device access and enforces strong multifactor authentication tuned for the needs of the organization and the mobile workers.

To address concerns about device theft and requirements such as CJIS or HIPAA, the new user reauthentication capability in 9.0 keeps users connected to networks and applications during the reauthentication process.  Workers can re-enter their credentials as required without shutting down and restarting applications. Organizations minimize the risks associated with device theft and comply with regulatory requirements. Networks stay secure and workers stay productive.

Unattended device access enables true over the air management access to mobile devices so security updates and patches can be applied, even when the worker is not logged on to the device. Certificates are used to authenticate the device, providing secure VPN connectivity after a user logs off for a break or for the night.  Devices stay secure and current. Workers stay on the job.

To assist organizations with security policies that restrict corporate access to approved company devices, 9.0 offers certificate-based device authentication as an extra layer of security.  Device certificates are validated before users are prompted for authentication credentials or access is denied.

Mobility XE 9.0 adds multifactor authentication support to provide strong authentication, without added hardware costs, which allows administrators to tie device certificate authentication with other user authentication methods.  By combining certificates with username/passwords, 9.0 cost-effectively strengthens authentication   while keeping mobile workers focused on their jobs.

"Mobility XE 9.0 brings a unique set of tools that securely maintain mobile worker connections and application sessions in order to enhance their productivity and the overall mobile user experience.  The product's ability to enhance field worker productivity in an environment of more stringent security requirements is unsurpassed," said Joe Savarese, SVP and General Manager, NetMotion Wireless.  "Adding strong authentication and remote unattended access enables our customers to manage their wireless worker environment securely, keeping them on the job at hand."

NetMotion Wireless enables more than 450,000 mobile workers around the globe to mitigate some of the most common challenges in mobile deployments today, including software application crashes as users move in and out of wireless coverage areas; roaming between Wi-Fi and wide-area cellular networks; secure connectivity; and, device and policy management. Mobility XE securely enhances mobile worker productivity at more than 1,600 of the world's most respected organizations across multiple industries including utilities, healthcare, communications, public safety, local government, transportation, field service and many others.

Additional information about NetMotion Wireless can be found at www.netmotionwireless.com.

About NetMotion Wireless

Based in Seattle, NetMotion Wireless develops software to enable businesses and agencies to maintain and optimize connections to applications as their mobile workers move in and out of wireless coverage areas and across various networks. NetMotion's award-winning mobile VPN, Mobility XE, enhances mobile worker productivity at more than 1,600 of the world's most respected organizations across multiple industries including utilities, healthcare, communications, public safety, local government, transportation, field service and many others. For more information about NetMotion Wireless or to evaluate Mobility XE at no charge, please visit www.netmotionwireless.com or call (206) 691-5500.

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