Neoteris Extends Access Series for Secure Wireless Mobile Access

Sep 09, 2003

Neoteris, Inc., an Application Security Gateway vendor, has announced expanded support on the Neoteris Access Series product family to include wireless device and handheld computing systems, in an effort to enable enterprises to cost-effectively deploy secure wireless access to their mobile employees. Neoteris set out to enable a clientless wireless access solution, eliminating the hassle and complexity of client software downloads that are particularly complicated on lesser-provisioned wireless devices.

The Access Series is designed to interoperate with the P800 smartphones, as well as provide laptop access on the Sony Ericsson GC79 GPRS/WLAN card. In addition to Sony Ericsson's P800, other devices using the Symbian OS include Nokia's 7650 and 9210i Communicator devices, and the Psion Revo Plus and netBook. Mobile devices using Pocket IE include the Dell Axim X5; Toshiba's e355, e350, e750, and e755 devices; and Pocket PCs from Audiovox, ViewSonic, and ZAYO.

The Neoteris solution is designed to provide secure remote access on any wireless device with a Symbian or Pocket PC operating system. Unlike IPSec and other SSL VPN solutions with announced wireless device support, the Neoteris solution does not require a client download or need a Java agent to set up a secure remote connection.

Neoteris also offers application-layer access through its Access Series products to minimize the security risks of mobile wireless technologies. Authorized remote users can access only the designated applications and resources that have been specified by IT administrators, rather than accessing the entire corporate network. In addition to a security component, Neoteris also offers support for a range of wireless applications and wireless handheld devices through the Neoteris Technology Partner program.