VPN Support Coming to the Palm Foleo

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Bluefire has announced plans to bring Palm Foleo users a VPN (Virtual Private Network) option for securely exchanging data.

The version of Bluefire Mobile Security VPN for the Foleo will provide an IPsec-compliant secure connection for data-in-transit. It is certified through the RSA Secured Partner Program with RSA SecurID, leading two-factor authentication technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC.

It will be compliant with Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 (FIPS 140-2), and operate across Wi-Fi, LAN, and cellular networks with no user intervention required.

"It is essential that device manufacturers, wireless carriers, and other industry leaders be proactive about the growing threat of wireless attacks. Palm Foleo users can be sure that their mobile data is secure," said Mark Komisky, chief executive officer for Bluefire.

It has not yet been announced when this application will be available, or what it will cost. The Palm Foleo itself will launch later this summer.

More About the Palm Foleo

The Foleo will be the first in a new category of devices Palm is calling mobile companions. As their name suggests, they will primarily be intended to give users access to the same data that is on their smartphone, but with a larger screen and keyboard.

The first mobile companion will have a clamshell design with a 10-inch display and a full size QWERTY keyboard.

It will run a version of Linux, and be open to third-party software development.

For more information about this device, visit www.palm.com/seefoleo.

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