News release

Date: 24th July 2012

Anvil Mobile enables secure mobile broadband with Option Cloudkey

First complete solution for secure mobile access over 3G networks

24 July 2012: UK MVNO Anvil Mobile has announced the availability of Option’s Cloudkey, the first complete solution for instant and secure, fully authenticated, mobile access over 3G networks. Cloudkey combines strong authentication and workflow to secure access to corporate network-based applications, data and services using 3G mobile broadband.

While DSL broadband lines have a fixed IP address that can be logged into the corporate firewall to support a secure VPN connection, 3G mobile broadband typically uses a dynamic IP address and sends data over the insecure public internet via a shared APN (Access Point Name). With Option, Anvil has overcome this security flaw by enabling the delivery of mobile broadband with a fixed IP address, a low latency Layer 2 (L2TP) 3G connection and a private APN. As the data is tunnelled through carrier class networks, it does not traverse the public internet.

For higher levels of security, Option’s Cloudkey integrates VASCO DIGIPASS token exchange to provide strong user authentication. Corporate resources are accessed through an authenticated session that configures the browser to deny access to external sites except those allowed through the corporate portal. Furthermore, when a user logs off and the Cloudkey is removed, the host PC does not have any record of activity, including sites visited and documents created or opened. Consequently if the computer goes missing, confidential corporate intelligence remains secure. Anvil also offers a premium version of Cloudkey that incorporates digital signatures and additional advanced security features.

“GSM and GPRS networks were too slow for remote applications, but 3G has opened up remote and mobile access where applications can be used as though you have a DSL broadband connection,” said Ian Philip, CEO at Anvil Mobile. “Cloudkey harnesses 3G connectivity and provides reliable and secure authentication to avoid the dangers of unauthorised access to corporate information and applications and eliminates the risk of sensitive information being stored on portable devices that can be easily lost or stolen.”

Option’s Cloudkey remote access solution is extremely versatile and each implementation is tailored to the user’s security environment and the business needs of the company or organisation. It is available now from Anvil for resale through network and security resellers.
More information about Anvil and Cloudkey can be found at or by calling 01799 252000.

About Anvil Mobile
Anvil Mobile is an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) founded specifically to bring a new generation of mobile SIMs and applications to market. With coverage provided by 3 UK and intelligent applications from aql, Anvil delivers a wide range of valuable features on a 3G SIM including business grade mobile broadband and voice services with land line numbers on mobile SIMs with optional call recording of mobile calls. The Anvil platform is centred in London and Leeds and Anvil Mobile is headquartered in Essex and Cheshire, with business partners and resellers throughout the UK.

About Option
Option is a global leader in wireless connectivity, security and experience. Option enhances the performance, functionality and usability of wireless communications through a portfolio of 3G, 4G HSPA/LTE and WLAN connectivity solutions. The company works with mobile operators, OEMs, retailers and enterprise customers to create compelling products that enable new connected and secure services. Option is headquartered in Belgium, with further R&D facilities in Germany and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland. Option maintains offices in Europe, the US, Greater China, Japan and Australia.
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