Nokia Expands SSL VPN Security

Nokia expands functionality and security of SSL VPN offering

September 20, 2004

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NEW YORK -- Nokia (NYSE:NOK - News) today announced the expanded security and functionality of Nokia Secure Access System, the company's virtual private network (VPN) solution leveraging ubiquitous Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Nokia Secure Access System provides anytime, anywhere secure remote access to email, personal information management (PIM) data, corporate intranets and applications from any public Internet kiosk, terminal, laptop or wireless device.

Nokia Secure Access System 2.1 introduces the new Secure Workplace feature designed to maximize security without limiting the way users work. Secure Workspace includes data protection measures that go beyond traditional cache cleaning or application wiping to better ensure the security of important information. Secure Workspace is also resilient enough to handle an unexpected crash or reboot of the remote device.

"Nokia Secure Access System 2.1 soundly balances security and user freedom, implementing strong security measures without impacting where and how users want to work," said Elie Habib, senior vice president, Security and Mobile Connectivity, Nokia Enterprise Solutions. "The addition of Secure Workspace combined with existing performance, reliability, and manageability make Nokia Secure Access System an easy and effective way for companies to realize the benefits of secure mobility."

Secure Workplace creates a separate work environment on laptops, home PCs, public kiosk terminals or other remote access devices to safeguard data created in a secure session. The robust design of Secure Workplace prevents users from inadvertently sharing sensitive information by disabling copying and pasting from the secure environment to any non-secure applications. Users are, however, permitted to copy from a non-secure environment and paste into Secure Workspace.

Nokia Secure Access System deletes temporary browser cache files, cookies, history and bookmarks on logout. Nokia Secure Access System also overwrites all of the removed files multiple times to ensure data cannot be recovered, complying with US government security requirements designed by the Department of Defense. Nokia Secure Access System 2.1 removes only the new files associated with the secure session, while leaving other, unrelated cache files on the system. This feature saves users the time of having to recreate their browser settings after a secure session, and increases the speed of regular Web browsing by leaving unrelated cache files on the device.

"After many months of testing we have decided to use Nokia Secure Access System to secure the wireless data connections to our ambulances when uploading data," said Kurt Christensen, Chief Technology Officer, Copenhagen Fire Brigade. "We've found Nokia Secure Access System to be the best security solution for this task. Our future vision is to use the solution in hospitals, as well," he said.

Nokia Corp.

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