Go Roaming — Entrust, Radio IP Integration Secures Connection Across Combination of Wired, Wireless IP Networks
Integration between mobile VPN, user authentication delivers secure, seamless mobile connectivity for police, fire, EMS
DALLAS — August 15, 2013 — Entrust Inc. and Radio IP are partnering to integrate industry-leading mobile VPN and user authentication solutions to provide secure, seamless mobile connectivity for police, fire, EMS, transport services and more. A persistent network connection — while moving around cities, states and the country — is critical to the safety and success of mobile workers. The solution is designed to enable organizations to optimize worker productivity, protect critical assets and help ensure compliance.
“Regardless of industry or global location, more organizations require complete solutions to support dispersed workforces,” said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. “These security-conscious organizations, and their mobile employees, rely upon flexible mobile networking capabilities that deliver data and voice connectivity — whenever and wherever needed — while adhering to corporate security policies.”
The integration between the Entrust IdentityGuard software authentication platform and Radio IP’s mobile VPN solutions helps provide continuous, authenticated connectivity by automatically and seamlessly reconnecting clients to the network when signal interruptions occur — all without any loss of data.
“To be effective, mobile workforces must have secure and reliable connectivity to applications and files as if they were sitting at their desk without worrying about complex networking issues,” said Patrick Tabourin, Vice President, Business Strategy and Product Management, Radio IP. “The growing need for mobility, coupled with required compliance to industry security policies — such as FBI CJIS, HIPAA and PCI DSS — demands a new type of solution designed to overcome the performance, security, connectivity and roaming challenges associated with wireless networks.”
Leveraging Radio IP’s mobile VPN solutions, authenticated corporate users may move freely between secure and non-secure networks without losing their connection and without jeopardizing corporate security policies. Organizations have a choice of a wide range of authenticators, including grid cards and eGrid cards, knowledge-based questions and answers, mobile software tokens, one-time-passcode (OTP) hardware tokens and SMS-based OTPs.
Whether connecting from a docked connection, public safety land mobile radio (LMR) network, third-party Wi-Fi hotspot or 4G/LTE cellular data network from multiple carriers, the mobile VPN can transparently adapt to maintain secure connections while users roam between different networks.
Entrust’s flagship authentication solution, Entrust IdentityGuard, enables organizations to layer security — according to security policy access requirements or the risk of a given transaction — across diverse users and applications.
The combination of RadioIP’s mobile VPN and Entrust’s authentication solution provides organizations with mobile workers the ability to maintain a seamless connection to vital information while maintaining strict user access control. This combination can help in maximizing productivity while protecting sensitive information without creating an undue burden on the user.
For more information on this integration, visit Entrust and Radio IP at Booth 1600 at APCO 2013 in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 18-21. Hosted by APCO International, the 79th APCO Annual Conference and Expo is one of the largest public safety communications events in the industry.
Entrust and Radio IP also will be exhibiting at Booth 1014 at IACP 2013 in Philadelphia, Pa., October 19-23. In its 120th year, the annual International Chiefs of Police Association conference is the premier event for law enforcement that provides thousands of dedicated professionals with a concentrated and invaluable forum for learning, collaborating and experiencing new technology.
A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust secures governments, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 5,000 organizations spanning 85 countries. Entrust’s award-winning software authentication platforms manage today’s most secure identity credentials, addressing customer pain points for cloud and mobile security, physical and logical access, citizen eID initiatives, certificate management and SSL. For more information about Entrust products and services, call 888-690-2424, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.entrust.com.
About Radio IP Inc.
Radio IP (www.radio-ip.com) delivers innovative mobile virtual private network (MVPN) solutions that provide mobile workforces with secure, real-time access to a wide range of applications and networks. Users of Radio IP’s award-winning mobile VPN solutions include small and large enterprises, as well as military, public safety, utilities, transportation and government agencies with mission critical or business critical communication requirements.
Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. Radio IP is registered trademark of Radio IP Software, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners