With the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution, Cisco extends its support for devices that are becoming increasingly prevalent on corporate enterprise networks. According to Apple’s financial results for the third quarter of 2010, more than 80 percent of Fortune 100 companies and 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies are deploying or piloting the iPhone.
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution for Apple iOS 4.1 offers:
The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution is available from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 4.1 or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. The app supports iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, as well as second-generation and later iPod touch devices.
Supporting Quotes: Shalabh Mohan, director, Security Technology Business Unit, Cisco – “At Cisco, our goal is to help enterprises improve the productivity of their employees while enabling them to connect with a high degree of security to the network from anywhere, using any type of device. Cisco’s AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution is allowing users to enhance productivity on the go, while giving enterprises the ability to easily manage the security risks inherent to borderless networks. The iPhone has rapidly become a device of choice for consumers around the world, and they are looking for ways to have this single device work for both their personal and business needs. The consumer influence is driving the need for highly secure enterprise mobility solutions like AnyConnect and our new iPhone app.” Christian Christiansen, vice president, Security Products and Services, IDC – “Initially purchased as a consumer device, many iPhone users pushed their companies for access to corporate applications. Not surprisingly, many enterprises balked because iPhones and the apps on iTunes were believed to be insecure and unacceptable for business. However, iPhones and iTunes now offer improved security and device management and higher connectivity speeds. Apple increased its development support for more business-focused apps in its iTunes’ App Store. With these improvements, iPhone is becoming increasingly secure and suitable for enterprise use.”