Columbitech Mobile VPN is First to Deliver Simultaneous Voice and Data

By PRESS RELEASE — April 09, 2009

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--  Columbitech announced its Mobile VPN is the only solution to deliver simultaneous voice and data security for new and existing mobile phones and smartphones, including Windows Mobile 6 devices, and 3G cellular phones.

Using the Columbitech Mobile VPN software solution, users can seamlessly manage mobile applications and incoming calls without losing connection or dropping calls, improving productivity with reliable security.

Without simultaneous voice and data capabilities, mobile productivity is hindered as mobile phone users drop calls or lose the connection to mobile applications such as email, Internet and remote access files.

The Columbitech Mobile VPN uniquely allows the application's session to resume after an incoming voice call, enabling the user to continue its open session without losing data or reauthenticating to access the application again. Other VPN offerings either lack security capabilities or the mobile user experiences difficulty keeping a session active for both data and voice calls. Columbitech Mobile VPN is the only wireless security solution to enable all these features cost-effectively.

Columbitech was the 2008 recipient of the Global Market Strategy Leadership Award in the mobile VPN product category from Frost & Sullivan.

Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Martha Vazquez says, "One of the reasons Columbitech was an award recipient was their market strategy and focus to build strong partnerships with device manufacturers and telecom service providers. [This product is] a proof point of their efforts to continue to maximize security and productivity benefits for wireless devices and mobile phone networks. Further, the enterprise market is a growing opportunity for Columbitech and by providing key features to improve performance and reduce downtime; they should receive great feedback from remote workers."

The Columbitech Mobile VPN can be deployed on the most recently introduced phone models as well as legacy phones. It supports wireless networks including 2G (CDMA, iDEN, GSM), 2.5G (EDGE and CDMA2000 1x-RTT), 3G (EV-DO, UMTS, HSPA), and future 4G-capable networks.

"In an increasingly mobile world, users need advanced features to tap the potential that wireless mobility has to offer," said Asa Holmstrom, president of Columbitech. "Columbitech is committed to enabling fearless enterprise mobility and will continue to support the newest devices and operating systems with upgraded productivity functionality -- within a secure wireless environment."

About Columbitech
Columbitech, the world's most deployed mobile VPN provider, enables fearless enterprise mobility. It allows organizations to protect their entire workforce with one, cost-effective VPN solution while improving productivity. The software-based solution offers secure, persistent remote access from laptops and other mobile devices, with seamless roaming between wired and wireless IP-based networks, including Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMAX. The Columbitech Mobile VPN provides transparent access to any enterprise application without any software changes.

The embedded solution is OEM licensed by leading companies such as Motorola, Ericsson and TeliaSonera, and holds a FIPS 140-2 certification. With over two million users, customers include three of the top ten U.S. retailers, public safety agencies, all military branches in the U.S., postal and logistics companies as well as several large telecommunications service providers. Columbitech has been recognized with Frost & Sullivan's 2008 Global Market Strategy Leadership Award. The company is privately held with offices in Stockholm, Sweden and New York, U.S.A.


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