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March 3, 2009

Novatel integrates Alcatel-Lucent NLG security technology into MiFi 2352

The new technology to protect the data and manage the laptop even if the laptop is turned off

By CBR Staff Writer

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian enterprise security and management system will be ported to operate on MiFi 2352, an HSPA version of Novatel Wireless’s intelligent mobile hotspot product.

According to Alcatel-Lucent, MiFi 2352 is a mobile wireless broadband device that enables high-speed internet connectivity that can be shared between multiple users and Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, cameras, gaming devices and multimedia players. MiFi is a platform capable of hosting third-party applications, such as the Bell Labs-developed Nonstop Laptop Guardian (NLG). MiFi and NLG combined extend the reach and control of the enterprise when dealing with remote mobile communications devices.

Alcatel-Lucent has said that the OmniAccess 3500 NLG consists of a secure, always-on computing system that helps enterprises overcome the mobile blindspot, where enterprises have no visibility or control over the location, use or configuration of employee laptops. With this technology, enterprises have 24/7 access to employee laptops – enabling them to protect the data and manage the laptop even if the laptop is turned off.

Through interoperable encryption services, the NLG renders the laptop’s data readable only through the use of an encryption key located on the Mifi device, which can be disabled or re-enabled over the air by the corporate IT manager for patch management, remote back-ups, end-policy enforcement and control, and whole disk encryption services, added Alcatel-Lucent.

Peter Leparulo, chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless, said: The combination of Alcatel-Lucent’s strong relationships with carriers and channels on the solutions side, together with Novatel’s proven track record with carriers delivering innovative solutions for wireless data, will create a force multiplier in the market.

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