OEM pact said to boost handheld security
Psion Teklogix, Mississauga, Ontario, this week said it has signed an OEM
agreement to integrate security software from Certicom Systems into its Netpad
line of Windows CE .NET-based handheld computers. Officials contended that the
movianVPN security software from Certicom, also based in Mississauga, can
address many of the security concerns that have held back widespread corporate
implementation of mobile data solutions.
''Security is an ever increasing focus for our customers who are demanding
mobile computing solutions that provide easy and secure access to
mission-critical applications and/or data,'' said Norbert Dawalibi, president of
Psion Teklogix. The move to incorporate the external package was described as a
cost-effective decision that can ''foster the adoption of wireless communication
across all industries.''
Officials said utilizing the packaged security system simplifies the design
and deployment of business wireless solutions, decreases implementation time and
costs and thus can ultimately increase the likelihood of success. The Certicom
system supports IPSec and other standards, and supports at least 12 gateway
platforms, including Cisco and Nortel.
The Netpad systems are aimed at industrial applications such as field force
automation and tracking, tracing and delivery processes across many industry
For more information, click on http://www.teklogix.com and/or http://www.certicom.com.
Mike Bucken is former Editor-in-Chief of Application Development Trends magazine.