Columbitech Releases Mobile VPN Client for Android 4.0

The first complete mobile VPN solution for Android provides secure access to enterprise applications and is designed for compliance with SOX, HIPAA, PCI and FIPS 140-2.

Columbitech, a leading mobile VPN security provider, today announced the release of a mobile VPN client for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich – ICS). The Columbitech Mobile VPN is the first complete mobile VPN solution for the Android platform and is available for free download from Android Market.

“We are excited to be the first company to release a complete Mobile VPN solution for the popular Android operating system,” says Tobias Englund, president of Columbitech Inc. “Our solution removes the security risk associated with Android, enabling organizations to fully leverage their investments to increase productivity with the help of mobile technologies.”

The security level of the Columbitech MVPN is designed for compliance with SOX, HIPAA, PCI and FIPS 140-2.

“Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first device to support Android 4.0, includes an open API from Google for seamless implementation of the Columbitech Mobile VPN,” says Lars Lavén, CTO of Columbitech. “Our solution enables mobile users to securely access professional applications, without adding extra complexity for the users.”

The Columbitech Mobile VPN for Android includes the following product features:

  • FIPS 140-2 validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Support for Wi-Fi, 2G/3G/4G and satellite with session persistence and transaction recovery
  • Activity monitoring, tracking and forensic analysis
  • Software development kit for applications
  • DTLS over UDP support for streaming multimedia and VoIP

Download the MVPN

Download the Columbitech MVPN for Android for free from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.columbitech.mVPN. Enterprises and agencies that are interested in evaluating the solution can get access to a cloud-based and FISMA-compliant datacenter.

About Columbitech

Columbitech is the company behind the world’s most deployed mobile VPN solution. 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, tablets and other mobile devices, with seamless roaming between wired and wireless IP-based networks, including Wi-Fi, 2G/3G/4G and satellite. The solution can be deployed on premise or as an appliance, or it can be used as software as a service (SaaS).

The embedded solution is OEM-licensed by leading companies such as Motorola, Ericsson and TeliaSonera and is FIPS 140-2 validated. With over 2 million users, customers include three of the top 10 U.S. retailers, public safety agencies, all U.S. military branches, postal and logistics companies, several large telecommunications service providers. Columbitech has been recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s 2008 and 2011 awards. The company is privately held with offices in Stockholm, Sweden, and New York, USA. (www.columbitech.com)

Press contacts:
North America:
Tobias Englund, President of Columbitech, Inc.
tobias.englund@columbitech.com, tel. +1 646-331-0116

Europe:
Lars Resenius, CEO of Columbitech AB
lars.resenius@columbitech.com, tel. +46 70 760 34 60