February 26, 2015
Pulse Secure Extends Enterprise VPN Connectivity and Security Compliance to Android for Work
Enables Users to Balance Work and Personal Apps While Protecting Data via a Secure Mobile Platform
SAN JOSE, CA—(Marketwired - February 26, 2015)—Pulse Secure, a leading provider of access and mobile security solutions to the enterprise and service providers, today announced that its industry leading VPN solution, Pulse Connect, will support Android for Work. Enterprises can extend their existing VPN to the Android for Work managed profile, giving the enterprise a simple and proven way to securely connect corporate and employee-owned devices to enterprise applications and services in the datacenter and enforce compliance across all device types.
Android for Work is a Google program that makes it simple for enterprise IT administrators to implement a safe, flexible, and easy-to-maintain Android-based mobility platform tailored to their business needs. Users have the freedom to choose and use their device for both personal and work activities. Business and personal apps and data are kept separate and safe.
With Pulse Connect, enterprise workers can now easily connect their Android devices to the apps and services they need, while IT maintains confidence and compliance that only enterprise apps are connecting to the corporate datacenters. Per-app VPN capability helps IT control each device using policies that ensure that only apps in the managed Android for Work profile have access to enterprise services and applications. Ultimately, IT can rest easy knowing that only the enterprise apps on a device have access to the datacenter while employees have the freedom to use any personal app and cloud service of their choice.
"Mobile workers today require constant connectivity with easy access to work applications and corporate data as well as access to their personal apps," said David Goldschlag, SVP of Strategy at Pulse Secure. "We've taken the industry leading Pulse Secure VPN solution that works on PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices and extended it to now include Android for Work managed profile capabilities. We are helping enterprises rethink mobility, and a key part of that strategy must be seamless and secure VPN access from personal mobile devices."
Pulse Connect is compatible with leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions including Airwatch by VMware, MobileIron, SAP, MaaS360 by IBM and SOTI. For more information about Pulse Connect and how organizations can rethink mobility, visit https://www.pulsesecure.net/products/connect-secure/.
About Pulse Secure
Pulse Secure, LLC is a leading provider of access and mobile security solutions to both enterprises and service providers. Enterprises from every vertical and of all sizes utilize the company's Pulse virtual private network (VPN), network access control and mobile security products to enable end user mobility securely and seamlessly in their organizations. Pulse Secure's mission is to enable open, integrated enterprise system solutions that empower business productivity through seamless mobility.