Astaro Brings the iPhone to the Business World

People have talked about the potential Apple's iPhone might have for business applications; now companies are starting to deliver products that will explore that potential.

One such company is the Burlington, Mass.-based Astaro Corp., which specializes in unified threat management security appliances. The company has announced that iPhone mobile users can now have the advantage of the VPN built into the company's security appliances. This capability allows users to securely tap into their home and business networks, which could do away with having to carry around sometimes bulky laptops.

Company officials claim the setup and configuration process is straightforward, requiring as little as five clicks to create VPN access from the Astaro side of things. The Security Gateway product has four different levels of "road warrior VPN": SSL, IPSec, L2TP over IPSec, and PPTP. Company officials note that the iPhone is compatible with two of these: L2TP over IPSec and PPTP.

The Astaro product will be offered in a variety of ways, according to the company, including as a software ISO, hardware appliance or virtual appliance. There will also be a free home user software license available for download on the company's Web site (www.astaro.com). The home user license uses the same software as the commercial license and includes all subscriptions, and has protection to 10 IP addresses.

Posted by Ed Scannell on 12/13/2007 at 1:23 PM


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