Vordel, the leading provider of solutions for secure business communications, today announced a technical world first for the wireless transmission of secure XML data. By integrating e-security from Baltimore Technologies, Vordel has successfully developed a secure Windows CE version of its TalkXML product suite, which allows for the transmission of secured XML information over the GSM network from a hand-held PDA device.
Vordel is a world leader in the development of software products enabling companies to exploit the commercial opportunities presented by XML and digital signature technologies. A company can now send and report data of a sensitive nature, signed and encrypted over a GSM network using a standard PDA device.
"This development removes the dependence on proprietary software solutions for hand-held devices by allowing companies to use any device running the Windows CE wireless operating system," David Ryan, CEO of Vordel, explained.
"Organizations that have a requirement for mobile reporting of sensitive data will enjoy significant cost savings using this solution. The reporting of mission critical data securely from a mobile workforce in different locations is of particular relevance in industries such as aerospace, military, health and utilities."
"The ability to securely exchange data is critical in wireless commerce, and with the growth in the mobile workforce it is imperative that next-generation smart devices support this," said Keith White, senior director of marketing for the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corp. "Vordel's Talk XML in combination with Windows CE-based smart devices will enable embedded developers to develop rich, secure handheld solutions for these mobile workers."
"Digital certificates deliver the high level of trust required in mobile e-business", said John Fallon Director of Wireless at Baltimore Technologies. "This announcement from Vordel is an innovative application of Baltimore KeyTools which extends out the benefits of end-to-end security based on XML to the wireless world."
Mark O'Neill, CTO at Vordel, spoke about this latest development: "This Windows CE version of TalkXML permits a company's field-representatives to complete and encrypt an XML form accessible via a web-browser on the PDA device. The data formats will correspond to the standard guidelines or Schemas and Document Type Definitions (DTDs) as recommended by different industries."
"Because the information is transmitted using XML, Vordel's wireless solution is easily integrated with a corporation's legacy back-end systems," O'Neill concluded.
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