Aventail Connect Mobile (Smartphone)
Providing secure e-mail and Intranet access for mobile devices is a challenge. The Aventail Connect Mobile client makes the job a little easier by providing SSL VPN access for Windows Mobile and Windows Mobile devices.
The Aventail Connect Mobile client for Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices has been available for several months, but in May 2007, Aventail announced a Connect Mobile client for smartphones running Window Mobile. The final release is scheduled for August 2007, but I got my hands on a beta copy to test drive. Follow along as I install, configure, and use the Aventail Connect Mobile (Smartphone) client.
Note: In the interest of full disclosure, CNET Networks currently uses Aventail's SSL VPN devices. This situation allowed me to test the Aventail Connect Mobile client in a real-world environment.
Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.