Software adds VPN, encryption and single-sign- on for devices

The move to tablets and smart phones by workers out of the office has become something of a marathon, as sales of the devices show. But not all have enterprise-grade security.

Smith Micro Software, which makes a range of security applications including the QuickLink line for laptops, has added two new mobile solutions for enterprises and public safety agencies.

The QuickLink Mobile VPN software for Android and QuickLink Unified Connection & Security Manager for Windows 8.1 will provide flexibility and control to expand mobile security and connectivity to a variety of mobile devices beyond legacy Windows-based platforms, the company said.

In many industries where field equipment must be ruggedized, demand for smaller form factors is driving rapid replacement of larger laptops to ruggedized Windows 8.1 and Android tablets and smartphones. QuickLink Mobility solutions help make them secure.

“Unlike some Android VPN solutions out on the market today, QuickLink Mobile VPN can be installed over the top without sacrificing key features,” Mark An, the company’s senior product manager, said in a release.

QuickLink Mobile features include:

  • Secure connection management that is carrier-agnostic, with the ability to hide unauthorized networks to prevent access to unsecured networks
  • Advanced authentication for CJIS compliance
  • Secure 256-bit AES encryption to ensure data security
  • Single-sign-on (SSO) and Connect-before-login (CBL) features to simplify access and reduce the risk of password failures
  • Fully configurable to provide enhanced command and control over mobile devices

The Mobile VPN is available for mobile devices running Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Android 4.0. Unified Connection & Security Manager is for tablets and laptops running Windows 7 and 8.1

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