Check Point has announced a new software blade to enable mobile access control for secure access to corporate email, data and business applications from remote devices.

Offering security for Apple iPhones, iPads, Android and Symbian devices, the company said that the new blade integrates advanced SSL VPN capabilities and encryption technology to protect against security threats as users remotely connect to the corporate network.

With certificate-based authentication and smart user-device pairing, businesses can ensure each individual has access to their authorised applications, just as they would from their desktop.

Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point Software Technologies, said: “With more users connecting remotely than ever before, mobile computing presents an ongoing security challenge for organisations that want to protect company data and resources, while providing employees with access to the network anytime, anywhere.

“Our approach is to simplify mobile security for businesses and their employees. Users can go to the Apple app store and download the free Check Point Mobile application, enter their login and password, and instantly gain secure access to their corporate data. It's as simple as downloading a game.”