Last week, Apple announced the upcoming iPhone OS 4, which will deliver a suite of enterprise-focused features, including the ability to support SSL VPN connectivity using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client.
The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client delivers ubiquitous access to authenticated users, enabling increased productivity by providing “anytime access” to the network. In addition, the client provides full tunnel connectivity while being versatile, lightweight, and user-friendly. AnyConnect users can now have an in-office experience to virtually any application or resource from their iPhone without compromising device battery or performance. Finally, the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client provides an optimized VPN connection (via DTLS) for latency-sensitive traffic, such as voice over IP (VoIP) traffic or TCP-based application access.
Once iPhone OS 4 is released, Cisco will be making available an app to enable AnyConnect connectivity. Enterprise customers can then leverage Cisco AnyConnect & SSL VPN for secure & mobile-friendly connectivity to their corporate resources, enabling to them to truly enterprise-enable their iPhone/iPod touch/iPad mobile workforce.