October 28, 2011
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Why We Are A Mobile Star
As we told you a few weeks ago, Birdstep has been nominated in four categories for the 2011 Mobile Star Awards! The variety of nominations speaks to Birdstep's broad applicability in today's mobile market. Here is a bit more on how we fit into each category.
1) Enterprise Software: Cloud Services or VPN (for SafeMove)
Mobile workers now have to connect to the network on a wide variety of devices, from smartphones and tablets to notebooks and PCs. To accommodate this, many organizations are moving to The Cloud to support their workers' connectivity needs. SafeMove allows workers secure access to their information and work materials whether their network is housed in The Cloud, or in an office's server room. As the requirements for connectivity advance, Birdstep will continue to make sure that mobile workers can stay connected from whichever device they use.
2) Enterprise Software: Middleware (for SafeMove)
SafeMove is an enabling technology, which means that it enables more flexible working practices while being transparent to the user and the applications in use. SafeMove removes the complexity of getting connected to various access networks available, so the user is free to concentrate on their work, not their connectivity. The result is an unparalleled user experience-simple, dependable and flexable.
3) Enterprise Software: Security (for SafeMove)
SafeMove is built to provide maximum security without sacrificing usability. SafeMove is always on, in contrast to traditional VPN clients where the user connects the VPN when needing access to the organizational network, and can forget to switch on security. SafeMove enforces network policy and protects a device from the second it boots up all the way until it is shut down. VPN connections are established automatically when needed, without user intervention, so security never has to be the mobile worker's concern and they can focus on their work.
4) Consumer App: Cloud Services / Remote PC Access (for SmartConnect)
The SmartConnect client simplifies connection management by monitoring and optimizing the experience according the predefined connections and set network priorities. SmartConnect is designed to make both cellular and WiFi/WLAN access easy, helping users to benefit from cost savings and increased bandwidth. Once the SmartConnect client has been installed, users are just a click away from Internet access, wherever they are.
To vote for Birdstep in any of these categories, follow the following two steps.
- Subscribe to the Go Mobile Newsletter. Only subscribers of Go Mobile can vote in this award.
- Fill out the ballot found here to vote (Birdstep appears in categories 1, 14, 24 & 26). Be sure to input your email address at the bottom of the form when you are finished. Voting runs until November 19.
Thank you for your support. Let's make this the second consecutive winning year at the Mobile Star Awards!