HP and TANTAU Deliver Secure Solution For Wireless E-Services

HP VirtualVault-secured WAP Server Offers Safe and Easy Link to the Internet

    Hewlett-Packard Company and TANTAU Software today made it easier for mobile operators, carriers and other businesses to offer a variety of wireless applications without jeopardizing the security of their networks. Responding to customer demand for a trusted Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) server, especially for banking, HP has integrated the bulletproof security of HP Praesidium VirtualVault with TANTAU's Wireless Internet Platform. This solution provides a safe and rapid way to deploy innovative wireless Internet services for banking, financial, news, information, travel, medical and other mobile applications.

    This trusted WAP solution sits on the border between the outside world and the enterprise to safely connect applications and databases to mobile users. It employs the same technology currently protecting Web applications and transactions at more than 120 financial institutions in 24 countries with more than $7 trillion in total assets, including three of the top five banks in both the United States and Japan. With this new, secure wireless channel, businesses can extend their existing Web-based e-services to the rapidly emerging population of people around the world using WAP-enabled mobile phones and wireless devices. This solution can be installed in any type of network, including mobile operator and company-specific networks. HP plans to integrate VirtualVault with additional WAP servers as demand grows.

    "As access to the Internet and corporate intranets become more a part of everyone's daily personal and business lives, the demand for wireless data access will be a natural consequence of our increasingly mobile lives," said Roberto Medrano, general manager of HP's Internet Security Division and Web QoS Division. "Now, business will be able to offer their customers new wireless Internet services such as mobile banking, Internet shopping, travel reservations and many others."

    "The financial-services industry will forever be changed with the ability to conduct mobile e-banking. We're using HP's trusted WAP solution, based on TANTAU's Wireless Internet Platform, because it allows us to participate in the mobile-commerce revolution without sacrificing security, scalability or a direct link to our customers," said John Arne Haugerud, chief executive officer at EDB/Novit.

    "The combination of HP's leadership in secure Internet environments and TANTAU's innovative highly scalable wireless platform delivers unique value to the enterprise," said John Sims, president and chief executive officer of TANTAU. "Together, we provide a proven and trusted environment for high-volume, secure mobile-commerce applications."

    Availability and Pricing

    This trusted integrated solution is available immediately. Pricing and configuration options vary based on the hardware and software.

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