Sierra Wireless today announced that Alcatel-Lucent has selected Sierra Wireless to supply embedded modules for its ground-breaking wireless laptop security, management, and tracking system, the OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian (NLG). The NLG is currently available to enterprises through Sprint as the SprintSecure Laptop Guardian. Sierra Wireless is also working with Alcatel-Lucent on expansion and future generations of the NLG for 3G networks.
The Sierra Wireless modules embedded in the NLG provide reliable high-speed access to mobile broadband networks. For enterprise users, this enables convenient access from their laptops to email and information on corporate servers while working remotely, without the hassle of searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Even presentations and other large files can be transferred in a few seconds, saving valuable time for mobile professionals rushing between meetings or coordinating projects with office-based colleagues.
What sets the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian wireless platform apart from other mobile broadband access solutions is that IT staff can now use the mobile broadband connection to address the "mobile blindspot," by remotely protecting sensitive data on employees' mobile laptops anytime, anywhere, even when the laptop is powered off, or in the event of a loss or theft. This enables organizations to extend the same level of robust security that is available for computers within the enterprise network to laptops distributed across a mobile workforce.
"Alcatel-Lucent recognizes security begins at the user level. Using Sierra Wireless embedded modules for access to laptops through the OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian, enables IT departments to better manage the expanding mobile workforce," said Dor Skuler, general manager for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise mobile security solutions.
"As more employees become mobile, enterprises are understandably concerned with sensitive information carried on laptops, and the growing ubiquity of cellular data coverage makes it a practical tool to employ in addressing these concerns," said Dan Schieler, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. "Sierra Wireless is pleased to collaborate with Alcatel-Lucent in delivering this innovative security solution to enterprise customers."
About the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian
The OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian is a revolutionary laptop security and management system developed to secure, monitor, manage and locate a mobile computer, and to destroy its data if it is lost or stolen. It leverages broadband networks to let enterprises manage laptops anywhere, anytime, even when the computer is turned off. The OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian, invented by Bell Labs and incubated by Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, is delivered to enterprises bundled with 3G data services that enable always-on connection.