Telecom Lead India: Mobile phone major Samsung has tied
up with mobile and network provider AuthenTec to select its QuickSec VPN
security for use in new Android smartphones and tablets.
AuthenTec’s QuickSec Mobile VPN Client for Android
enhances secure communication through an Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
based VPN client.
The integration of AuthenTec’s VPN client enables Samsung
Galaxy users to have built-in security and can more easily and safely connect
to enterprise networks to access resources without sacrificing mobility.
AuthenTec claims that QuickSec VPN enhances the security
of multiple new Android smartphones and tablets, providing users peace of mind
that they can quickly and securely connect to their networks and the cloud.
According to Cisco, by the end of 2012 the number of
mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on Earth.
AuthenTec’s Mobile VPN Client solution has been proven
for interoperability with all major VPN gateways. QuickSec VPN Client for Android
is strong enough for enterprise VPN access but as straightforward for phone and
tablet users as entering a password or PIN.
Some of the key features include complete IPsec, Android
2.3 (Gingerbread) and above, IPv6, IKEv2 with MOBIKE, Xauth, EAP-based authentication,
and split tunneling support.
AuthenTec offers complete mobile and network security
solutions for handset makers, mobile operators, and rich content providers,
including fingerprint sensor hardware, identity management software and
AuthenTec has shipped more than 100 million fingerprint
sensors for integration in a wide range of portable electronics including over
20 million mobile phones.
Top tier customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco,
Fujitsu, HBO, HP, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Sky, and Texas