One of the greatest challenges for IT security departments today is the enforcement of mobile-device security-policy — finding ways to ensure that the data accessed via user-owned mobile devices is secure, without restricting the device’s ability to function.
With its new Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series of products, Dell SonicWall takes a major step forward in solving that challenge. SRA lets organizations create policies that provide context-aware authentication, granting access only to trusted devices and authorized users.
A major component of the SRA Series is the Mobile Connect app, which provides simple, policy-enforced, network-level access for users of Apple iOS, MacOSX, Google Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8.1 mobile devices.
With the Mobile Connect app, authenticated users can securely browse and view allowed intranet file-shares and files. Administrators can establish and enforce policy to control whether files accessed and viewed with the Mobile Connect app can be opened in other apps, copied to the clipboard, printed, or cached securely within the Mobile Connect app. This lets administrators isolate business data from personal data stored on the device and reduces the risk of data loss.
If a user’s login credentials are revoked, user authentication will fail, and content stored in the Mobile Connect app is locked and can no longer be accessed or viewed.
From an access control perspective, the SRA management console consolidates network access control of all Web resources, file shares, client-server resources, host-based resources (such as virtual desktop), and back-connect applications (such as VoIP) into a single location, with central administration and a single rule set for all resources and access methods. The SRA appliances also allow system administrators to set role-based policies for end-users.
SRA helps organizations securely bridge the gap between personal devices and corporate data in a way that is relatively simple and low-cost.Tags: Diverse, Optional, Popular