SonicWALL Extends Mobility Solutions with New Security Software for Pocket PC Devices

SonicWALL, Inc., a leading provider of integrated security, productivity and mobility solutions, today introduced its new Pocket Global VPN Client (Pocket GVC) software, which provides an easy-to-use security solution for handheld devices running Microsofts Pocket PC 2003 operating system.  Pocket GVC addresses the needs of vertical markets such healthcare, hospitality, government, manufacturing, warehousing and retail, where the growing use of handheld 802.11 devices is matched by an increased need to secure the wireless network.

Pocket GVC, the first SonicWALL software product for handheld devices, provides users running Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 with secure, encrypted wireless access to corporate networks or the Internet.  Pocket GVC is a sister product to SonicWALLs Global VPN Client for PCs and laptops, launched earlier this year. Pocket GVC supports WAN, PPP and GPRS adapters, and is fully compatible with SonicWALLs full line of wired and wireless security appliances, including SonicPoint access points and the SOHO TZW.

"As wireless data communication becomes more widespread, mobile devices are increasingly seen as potential security threats," said Keith Nissen, senior analyst at In-Stat/MDR.  "Mobile security solutions like SonicWALL's Pocket GVC enable organizations to protect internal assets by extending the corporate network security to mobile users, all while taking advantage of the productivity, cost and customer service gains that mobility offers."

SonicWALLs Pocket GVC is a standalone application for Microsoft Pocket PC 2003.  Features include a customized user interface with log viewer, pop-up notification of VPN tunnel status, support for NAT-03, and virtual adapter support for controlled access to internal network resources.

Pocket GVC is an important addition to our product offerings, commented Douglas Brockett, vice president of worldwide marketing at SonicWALL.  Customers are eager for the advances mobility can afford their businesses, and wireless devices are increasingly used in a wide range of applications from healthcare to hospitality to field service. Pocket GVC opens opportunities for all kinds of businesses to take advantages of the productivity gains available from new wireless technologies.

Pricing and availability:

Pocket GVC licenses are available ranging from 1 to 1,000 user versions.  Prices start at 35 for one user and range up to 2,565 for a 1,000 user license.  Pocket GVC is available immediately.

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