June 20, 2012
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Birdstep Enhances Secure, Seamless Connectivity for Mobile Workers with SafeMove 6.0
OSLO, Norway – 18 June 2012 - Birdstep Technology (www.birdstep.com), a leading provider of Smart Mobile Data and Secure Mobility services, helps enterprises to offer an unparalleled user experience for their mobile workforce with the release of SafeMove Mobile VPN 6.0.
This SafeMove MVPN version with significant new features enables easy and secure access to the corporate internal network, making it even more user-friendly and may lead to significant cost-savings. Mobile workers are more productive wherever their work takes them, and businesses can maximize mobile workforce productivity while minimizing wireless access costs.
The new features include Automatic Hotspot detection, Split tunnelling, a new roaming policy for cost savings and support for IPv6.
Automatic Hotspot detection. Improved detection of hotspot captive portals: No false positives, the login assistant is only offered when a captive portal with a web landing page is positively detected. The login assistant is automatically launched when a captive portal is detected, without separate user intervention.
Split tunnelling. Fine grained policy for which traffic to encrypt and tunnel, and which traffic to pass directly to the internet. This can be leveraged toreduce load on the enterprise Internet. It also can reduce performance requirements for the enterprise network, as performance sensitive applications such as real time video and VoIP need not unnecessarily pass through the enterprise network. This feature also allows access to resources not available from the enterprise network, such as home network printers. Available only for Windows 7.
The Roaming policy feature enables the SafeMove client to detect when Windows 7 WWAN is roaming in a foreign operator network. The client can then apply a special firewall policy to block certain traffic, e.g.:
- Block Windows Update
- Allow only certain business critical applications, such as email
This can lead to significant cost savings and prevent users from inadvertently using costly, volume-based data services.
IPv6 Support makes itpossible to reach IPv6 services on SafeMove-enabled laptops. While full IPv6 support with seamless handovers is not yet publicly available, Birdstep customers can contact the company for a preview.
About Birdstep Technology
Birdstep Technology is a leading provider of Smart Mobile Data and Secure Mobility for operators, enterprises and governmental organisations. Drawing on extensive experience of successful customer projects and in cooperation with operators, enterprise customers and OEM partners around the world, Birdstep delivers industry leading solutions for wireless connectivity and service management.
Our Smart Mobile Data services offer advanced solutions for data offload, support automation and end user communication to network operators. Our Secure Mobility services offer solutions providing seamless and secure connectivity to business data for corporations and governmental organisations.
Birdstep Technology was founded in 1996 and is, since 2002, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with competence centres in Sweden, Finland and the United States. For more information, visit www.birdstep.com and follow @BirdstepTech on Twitter.
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