Nokia Expands Mobile Connectivity Portfolio to Offer Complete Suite of IP VPN Products For Mobile Workers

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New offering gives enterprises greater choice in secure mobile connectivity

Nokia has today announced it has expanded its portfolio of mobile connectivity solutions to include a suite of Internet protocol security (IPSec) virtual private network (VPN)-based products for workers who need secure remote access to their corporate networks from mobile devices and remote locations.

Nokia's latest IP VPN technology offering consists of four new IP VPN gateway systems, a mobile VPN client, and comprehensive management software.  The new offering complements the company's existing mobility solutions, including a variety of proven IP security platforms, an SSL VPN connectivity solution, and other solutions critical to enterprise mobility. Together with Nokia enterprise mobile devices, Nokia IP VPN enables enterprises to more securely connect all of their users, whether in a remote office, working from home, or on the go. 
 
Nokia IP VPN incorporates Nokia's patent-pending Meta-Hop technology to help ensure seamless user connectivity from the mobile device all the way to the application even if a connection is disrupted.  With Meta-Hop technology, mobile end-users are able to connect to IP-based applications securely and stay connected via self-learning and self-healing networks that track multiple connection paths to ensure a connection is maintained. Meta-Hop gives enterprises consistent, secure network availability for mobile end-users, while driving down operational costs for management, maintenance and network expansion.
 
The Nokia IP VPN solution is suited for IT managers of growing companies who need to create or extend their connectivity infrastructure to support both mobile and remote office access. Nokia IP VPN integrates easily with IT infrastructure and management systems to provide a seamless mobile user experience, extreme network reliability, and superior price performance.
 
"The workforce is becoming more mobile every day.  With Nokia IP VPN, users are no longer restricted to where and how they securely connect to the important information they need.  Nokia IP VPN is a win-win proposition for IT and end-users, providing flexible connectivity options for devices of all types, while driving costs down through automated management tools and technologies," said Elie Habib, senior vice president, Security and Mobile Connectivity, Nokia Enterprise Solutions.  "We believe our product offering is unique in the marketplace as we provide a total platform package, from back-office solutions to end-user mobile devices, enabling complete voice and data communication for professionals."
 
"Remote access to enterprise data is not limited to desktops and laptops anymore. Nokia IP VPN is designed to ensure secure remote access to enterprise resources, no matter what device is being used to connect," said Charles Kolodgy, research director of IDC's Security Products program.  "Well suited for both the wired and wireless worlds, Nokia IP VPN should provide for easy administration of end-user devices, and consistent network availability through Nokia's Meta-Hop technology.  Combined with Nokia's SSL VPN offerings, Nokia's portfolio provides enterprises with choice and flexibility when deploying remote mobile access solutions."
 
"We chose Nokia IP VPN products to form the backbone of our global corporate network. Our needs demand a connectivity solution that provides strong features, reliability and support services, while giving us the opportunity to build an integrated mobility solution," said Peter Stewart, IT Director - International, at TI Automotive, a global automotive supplier headquartered in the United Kingdom. "Nokia's IP VPN offering gives us a complete connectivity solution, and will allow us to expand our corporate network to a mobile environment while capitalizing on the market-leading security features and product reliability we need."