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Sonera Launches VPN Security Service in Europe

European telco Sonera Solutions Ltd. this week launched a virtual private network (VPN) throughout Europe, and reportedly is the first such network in the region.

Sonera Secure Personal VPN service provides the data security required for using the open Internet in corporate communications globally. The service encrypts the traffic between the end-user's workstation or laptop computer and the company's Sonera DataNet-network Internet access point, so data is never transported unencrypted in the public network.

The service utilizes the TeamWARE Intranet Security Server as the service platform, and is targeted to companies' telecommuters and small branch offices.

"The new service is a part of Sonera's data security services and future VPN service portfolio based on encryption," said Jukka T. Leinonen, managing director of Sonera Solutions Ltd.

"It enables our corporate customers to safely utilize the Internet in their business, for example as part of telecommuting."