Dell SonicWALL Secure Mobile Access 100 Series OS 8.5 Released
Dell Security announced the release of Dell SonicWALL Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 Series OS 8.5, which provides mobile and remote workers at small- and medium-sized businesses with policy-enforced SSL VPN access to mission-critical applications, data and resources without compromising security. This newest version of the Dell SonicWALL SMA 100 Series OS affords enhanced security to customers by allowing administrators to quickly and easily provision secure mobile access and role-based privileges so workers using smart phones, tablets or laptops (managed or unmanaged) get fast, simple and secure access. At the same time, the solution enables organizations to institute BYOD security policies to protect their corporate networks and data from rogue access and malware.
The proliferation of devices in the workplace, both employer-issued and personally owned, has increased the demand for secure mobile access to company applications, data and resources. Often, employees use the same device for both business and personal use, resulting in the intermingling of business and personal data and applications.
Securing mobile devices is becoming increasingly difficult as companies often no longer influence device selection or control device management. To protect from threats and still enable access for remote and mobile workers, an organization must ensure that only authorized users and approved devices meeting security policy requirements are granted network and resource access, and company data on the device is secure.
“Mobility has proven itself in bringing benefits to both employees and organizations. However, as the scope of mobility increases within an organization, so too do the risks associated with it. A Dell Global Technology Adoption Survey finds that over 44% of IT decision-makers still consider security the biggest barrier for expanding mobility,” said Amit Singh, Country Manager, Dell SonicWALL. “With Dell SonicWALL Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 Series OS 8.5, customers can protect their mission critical data by enabling their employees with secure mobile access to critical apps and data without compromising on security.”
Mobility has gone mainstream for virtually all businesses of all sizes, with particular benefits for small businesses. Mobility improves employee flexibility, productivity and job satisfaction. And these benefits lead to revenue growth and decreased operating costs.
The new enhancements to the Dell SonicWALL SMA 100 Series OS provide greater control and ease-of-use for companies in setting policy controls, allowing users to access the data they need from the devices they use and without skimping on security. The SMA 100 series is compatible with all commonly used devices across Windows, iOS, Mac OS X, Android, Linux, Kindle Fire, and Chrome, to provide mobile users secure access to network resources including shared folders, client-server applications, intranet sites, email, and remote and virtual desktop services.