STOCKHOLM -- AppGate Network Security has developed a portable, smart and robust way to secure access to information and applications by introducing the AppGate USB client. With this new client, which runs from a USB stick, systems administrators can grant users secure access from normally insecure devices like a home computer or a borrowed personal computer. Companies can now control and secure all users access to business critical information at all times.
As more and more businesses leverage remote access technology enabling employees to access the corporate network from home pcs, laptops, and even internet cafes, there is an increasing need for robust Network Access Control. With AppGates new USB stick version of the AppGate client, the user will run the client in a totally closed environment. Access to company resources is through bundled applications on the USB stick and does not rely on or use the PCs operating system or hard drives. When used together with the AppGate security server, this creates a secure client environment and at the same time gives systems administrators confidence that it is controllable and secure.
With this secure and portable client environment AppGate takes security to the next level, providing users with a true mobile solution. The AppGate system grants access to enterprise network resources after first authorizing the user and the device and then verifying the device's compliance with the enterprise's security policy. All this is done without having to download anything to the computer and it offers maximum flexibility with minimum impact on the computer.
According to AppGates CTO Tomas Olovsson, Combined with the flexible access rights management system we offer today, the USB client offers total freedom for users to use virtually any client when accessing sensitive data. This is an easy and cheap alternative to NAC products since system owners now can know that the clients being used are secure enough to be trusted, regardless of the users location. AppGate is by far the most advanced security solution today.