Check Point Software Technologies on Monday announced support for the iPhone through its VPN-1 product, a Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software tool.
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VPN-1 supports secure Internet communication with the iPhone using the iPhone's embedded Layer 2 Transport Protocol (L2TP) client. That enables iPhone users communicating with enterprises that use Check Point's VPN-1 software to do so without the need for any additional software to be installed.
VPN-1 administrators can create specific log-in credentials for each iPhone users using a shared secret password and certificates for all iPhones on the network.
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