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Norwood launches enterprise VPN security app

10 Jan 2018

Norwood has launched a new cybersecurity platform, World Secure, now available on the Apple iOS App Store.

World Secure is an automated VPN security tool that enables employees in information-sensitive industries to automatically Secure-and-Forget their smartphones’ wireless data network traffic, in particular when accessing potentially insecure external Wi-Fi networks. 

World Secure also lets organisations easily adjust staff members’ VPN security profiles on the fly in response to evolving cybersecurity threats.

World Secure secures employees’ smartphone Internet sessions automatically when they are connected to public, insecure Wi-Fi networks, or in response to the organisation’s real-time policy for newly discovered threats to secured Wi-Fi.

Norwood managing director, CEO and founder Paul Ostergaard says, “The recent KRACK attack on Wi-Fi networks that were previously thought secure demonstrated how quickly potential threats can emerge, and it highlighted to the market a strong need for a rapid response solution to secure employee smartphones’ Wi-Fi usage, especially when away from the office.

“The World Secure platform enables enterprise IT administrators to ratchet up mobile security settings on demand, allowing them to respond to new threats in real-time, in a way that does not unduly interfere with ongoing corporate or personal use of staff members’ smartphones.

World Secure, with World Phone and World Message, is integrated with Corona, Norwood’s powerful virtual mobile services platform. 

World Secure can be deployed using one of 21 leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) platforms “out of the box”, leveraging the Company’s growing expertise with MDM platforms.

Corona enables organisations to provision World App virtual mobile services and virtual mobile IDs en bloc to large numbers of employees’ smartphones, seamlessly and effortlessly. 

Corona delivers a “bring your own device” (BYOD) enterprise mobility solution that keeps work calls and messages separate from personal use, even on a single mobile handset.

Corona also enables organisations to address their unsolved legal and regulatory compliance issues for smartphone archival compliance (particularly in BYOD contexts), and CRM smartphone interaction information capture. ​

Norwood acknowledges that it has experienced unusual delays outside of its control in receiving approval for the release of World Secure. These delays have now been addressed, and the current expectation is that other pending App Store submissions will proceed in a more timely manner.

World Secure App support for Android devices will be available within the current quarter.

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