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Aventail Goes Wireless with AvantGO

Just five days after winning the WSA Industry Award for most innovative service provider of the year, Aventail announced today that it will introduce wireless capabilities for its customers that use its Aventail.Net managed service.

This latest move by Seattle-based Aventail really doesn't come as a big surprise. Just take a look at their slogan: A managed service company connecting people to applications. It was just a matter of time before Aventail would introduce a wireless feature.

As Aventail VP of Business Development Kiran Narsu sees it, it is simply a matter of supply vs. demand. "With the increasing demand for access to applications across a variety of devices, it was imperative that we provide our customers with the ability to offer mobile capabilities to their users," says Narsu.

Aventail is turning to San Mateo, California-based AvantGo, Inc., a provider of mobile infrastructure software and services, to help incorporate its wireless strategy under a single access infrastructure.

By combining the Aventail.Net managed service with AvantGo Enterprise software, corporations will be able to manage a broad array of applications, users, and devices without having to duplicate information and build separate infrastructures for mobile and desktop access.

The Aventail.Net managed service, which has up until now enabled business partners and mobile employees to securely access Web and enterprise applications from anywhere on the Internet, has been in use for some time now by such companies as Boeing, IBM Global Services, Dupont and Rolls Royce.

One of the features about Aventail.Net that has apparently attracted such global companies and AvantGo is Aventail's focus on security.

"One of the top concerns with any enterprise is security and together AvantGo and Aventail will deliver a highly secure mobile computing solution to Fortune 1000 enterprises," says AvantGo VP of Channel Sales Michael Kritzman.



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