Wavelink Tech Tip: Localizing CESecure with a Universal yet Local Server Test.

We ran into an interesting challenge recently, trying to configure Wavelink Avalanche’s CESecure, for a large national retailer. Just to review, CESecure provides device side security to Mobile Devices by requiring user authentication to gain access to the Mobile Device, as well as providing the ability to lock a device that is lost or stolen, and even encrypting or deleting sensitive data after the device has been locked.

The retailer wanted the CESecure client to use a local “Server test” to determine whether or not to lock the device, but they didn’t want to have to maintain a different configuration for every one of their stores, which number in the hundreds. We came up with a pretty ingenious solution using a wildcard in the configuration of the server address and it turned out that this wildcard syntax was already supported in the product… click here to continue reading the entry.

2009 Partner of the Year Awards

We’re excited to announce our 2009 Partners of the Year this afternoon. For now, you can read the release here, but below is a quick rundown of the winners:

We have worked with these Partners extensively, and would like to extend our congratulations towards their efforts in 2009, and our continued relationship throughout 2010!

Wavelink in Las Vegas

Here is a picture of Peter Cannon (Senior Product Manager) at our booth (booth 600) during the Motorola Channel Partner Expo morning session. We are showing Avalanche 5.0, so if you are around, stop by and say hello.

While you are at it, mention the Somewhat Secret Giveaway and claim your special gift!

If you’re at the event, share your thoughts and pictures with us here.

Avalanche 5.0 Wins Network Products Guide Award

As we’ve previously blogged about, we are coming closer and closer to the public release of Avalanche 5.0. It’s nice to see that all the hard work is already beginning to pay off with the announcement that Avalanche 5.0 won the Wireless Broadband Mobility Innovation Award from Network Products Guide. You can read our announcement here, and also read the full review here.

Thanks Network Products Guide!

Also, this is shaping up to be a busy week, so make sure you are subscribed to receive email alerts when we add new posts. You can sign-up to the right of this post. We’ll be back later and try to add some pictures from the Motorola Channel Partner Expo.

What can Tiger Woods Teach Us About Security?

Came across this Blog article discussing what we can learn about mobile device security from Tiger Woods. While the piece is largely geared towards mobile phone devices (and not ruggedized handheld mobile devices), its principles are the same and the context which the author presents the material is, at the least, going to get a smile or two.

The Somewhat Secret Giveaway Details

As we mentioned earlier in the week, we are giving away 20 secret prizes to those who follow us on any of our Social Networking sites at next week’s Motorola Channel Partner Expo, which is hosted at the fabulous Aria Resort & Casino.

Now, keep in mind there are only 20 to giveaway, so you’ll need to act fast. We’ll be handing them out to anyone who mentions they heard about the giveaway via our Blog, Twitter or Facebook during Monday evenings reception (5:30 – 7:00pm). So stop by booth 600 Monday night and collect yours… we really think it will be something you’ll like come Tuesday morning.

Out and About

A quick update on the happenings this week and a teaser for later in the week…

Lots of going on in APAC this week. We’ll be at the Intermec ANZ Developer Conference (March 2 – 3) in Sydney, Australia and also the Motorola South Asia Partner Conference (March 3 – 5) in Bangkok, Thailand. We’ll try and snap some pictures and post them as we can, but if you take any good ones yourselves, send them along with a caption and we’ll post them. Consider it your chance to be a guest blogger for the week!

Also, stop by later this week for a special event announcement in conjunction with the Motorola Channel Partner Expo in Las Vegas next week. We are giving away special gifts for our Blog and Twitter friends, and we’ll announce how to get it later this week.

Talk to you then!

Virtualized Avalanche and Activesync – A How-to Guide

One of the questions we get asked when customers move to a virtual environment is how they might go about installing things like the Wavelink Enabler on a device that needs to hook up using Activesync in a cradle.  Obviously we’ve extolled the benefits of VMs quite a bit on this blog, but then you need to do something which doesn’t look like it can be done from a VM.  Well, we’re glad to report that not only can you hook USB / Activesync to a VM, but it offers more flexibility than you probably thought.

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Today’s happenings

Speakeasy in action

As you may have seen, we are working on the release of our mobile device and infrastructure management solution, Avalanche 5, and things have been moving quickly around these parts!  I just had the chance to see some of the new features in action, and without getting into a sales pitch, I will just say that it is pretty neat. Stay tuned for more information on that front.

The other thing I want to point out is the upcoming Webinar on adding Voice to mobile devices. The material that is going to be shown is pretty impressive, so if you have some time on Thursday check it out. Rumor has it, there may be some free demo’s provided for those who attend!

Wavelink Avalanche 5 in Orlando

Wavelink at Moto Sales Conference

Here is a look at the Wavelink booth (704) from Orlando at the Motorola Sales Conference. As you can see, we are featuring the upcoming release of Avalanche 5.

Stop by and take a peek!  In the meantime, we’ll try and post some more photos up as we get them.