Cortado links up with F5 to help customers implement secure and bandwidth-friendly use of Apple’s per app VPN
(DENVER, November 11, 2014) Enterprise mobility experts Cortado today announced that it has joined F5 Networks’ Technology Alliance Program (TAP). Through this partnership, Cortado gains access to F5® technology solutions and resources in order to maximize the value of deploying the companies’ products together.
“Cortado is focused on providing productive enterprise mobility for companies with mobile employees,” said Frank Hoffmann, Director Strategic Relationships at Cortado. “Our customers value our commitment because they now can use Apple´s per app VPN in order to secure company documents and to save bandwidth. Aligning our technology with F5 solutions will enable our customers to use a secure, easy-to-implement solution for mobile productivity with iOS devices.”
With the interoperable solution, mutual customers are able to implement not just a secure per app VPN but also benefit from the unique features of Cortado Corporate Server such as convenient MDM based on the Windows backend and secure access to the company´s file system and intranet apps. While Cortado Corporate Server with its components supports Apple’s business functions including per app VPN, F5’s BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager® (APM®) product delivers the necessary VPN connection.
Through the TAP partnership, Cortado promotes interoperability and continued innovation with F5, and provides a framework for ongoing collaboration.
“Cortado brings enhanced access functionality to mutual customers, and is a welcome addition to our Technology Alliance Program,” said Ron Carovano, Manager, Business Development at F5 Networks. “This partnership helps organizations be confident in providing users with secure enterprise mobility via iOS devices when deploying Cortado Corporate Server and F5’s BIG-IP APM in concert.”
Interested parties can demo Cortado Corporate Server, an enterprise mobility solution including mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile content management even without installing it thanks to the free Online Test Drive.
Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.
Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.
Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.
The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.
Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”