We introduced the topic of Data Safeguard Solutions in our July 28 post. In that post, we said we would explore the three-pronged security solutions in more depth. Today, we wrap up this discussion by addressing the topic of Mobile VPN products.
A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that establishes a private or secure network connection known as a VPN tunnel within a public network, such as the Internet. The third-generation VPN, called the mobile VPN, is based on the TLS (Transport Layer Security, is the latest version of SSL) protocol, which has been optimized specifically for low bandwidth networks and mobile devices.
Common features include:
- Mobile VPN based on the TLS (Transport Layer Security, is the latest version of SSL) protocol.
- AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) data encryption.
- FIPS 140-2 certified. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) Publication 140-2, is a U.S. government computer security standard.
- Authentication options: Smartcard, client certificate (X.509) and RADIUS.
- Compliance with wireless requirements for PCI, SOX, HIPAA, etc.
In addition to the increased security offered by a mobile VPN product, the following are also benefits:
- Single user log-in.
- Seamless network roaming including WLAN to WWAN.
- Session resumption allows for a very fast VPN reconnection without any user interaction.
- Automatic resumption after hibernation. This feature extends battery life.
- Data transaction recovery.