VPN Client for Pocket PC Released

By Matthew Peretz

July 08, 2002

Funk Software's solution could go a long way in beefing up mobile access from Pocket PCs to sensitive networks and data.

Funk Software today announced the general availability of AdmitOne VPN Client for Pocket PC. The product enables handheld users to establish a secure wireless connection to their enterprise networks.

The wireless VPN link can be established over the Internet, or within a company's WLAN. VPN's are used to ensure data privacy and thwart wireless eavesdropping and channel hijacking.

"Until now, concerns over wireless security have posed a significant obstacle to widespread deployment of Pocket PC devices in the enterprise, despite the clear advantages of equipping salespeople, manufacturing personnel, and other mobile workers with Windows-based handhelds," said Joe Ryan, vice president of Funk Software. "AdmitOne VPN Client for Pocket PC gives network managers an affordable and easy-to-use solution for guaranteeing communications security for handheld users."

AdmitOne VPN Client for Pocket PC implements IPSec and IKE (Internet Key Exchange) technologies to establish a secure end-to-end communications channel between a Pocket PC device and the corporate VPN server. Funk Software stated that simple installation, configuration flexibility, and built-in tools simplify deployment across disparate devices and VPN servers.

The software is compatible with leading VPN servers, including those from Check Point, Cisco, Intel, and Nortel. Funk stated that it is compatiblie with Pocket PC devices, including Compaq's iPAQ, Casio's Cassiopeia, and Hewlett-Packard's Jornada. It fully conforms to the latest RFCs for IPsec and IKE.

AdmitOne VPN Client for Pocket PC is part of Funk's AdmitOne family of customizable IPsec and IKE security software. This also includes AdmitOne IPsec and IKE Client toolkits for Windows XP, 2000, NT, 95/98, ME, Linux, and real time operating systems (RTOS); and AdmitOne Server for deploying IPsec/IKE protocols in remote access, LAN-based or wireless environments.

AdmitOne VPN Client for Pocket PC is available directly from Funk Software, as well as through local system integrators and VARs and Ingram Micro and Tech Data. It is available outside the US through Funk's network of authorized international partners. AdmitOne VPN Client for Pocket PC carries a one-time license fee of $16 to $40 per seat, depending on volume. The product is available for trial download from www.funk.com.

Funk Software has also developed RADIUS/AAA and wireless LAN security solutions. Products include the Steel-Belted Radius family of commercial AAA solutions for wireless operator, service provider, and enterprise networks. The company also offers an end-to-end 802.1X WLAN security solution, Odyssey, for enterprise networks. The Steel-Belted Radius family of RADIUS/AAA solutions includes Steel-Belted Radius/Service Provider Edition, Steel-Belted Radius Concurrency Server, Steel-Belted Radius Port Allocation System, Steel-Belted Radius Mobile IP Module, and Steel-Belted Radius/Enterprise Edition.

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