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Cloudbrink extends mobile OS support in drive for remote working
Fri, 15th Dec 2023

Cloudbrink, a prominent name in the work-from-anywhere sphere, has announced that it is extending support to the Android, iOS, and Chromebook operating systems. This will extend the reach of its secure access service, designed for mobile devices to enable remote and hybrid working, to a wider audience.

The Cloudbrink client presently supports Windows, Mac OS, and Linux systems, providing zero-trust application access that optimises performance for distinct user bases. With this expansion, Cloudbrink can now also cater to finance, retail, and education sectors where mobile access is becoming increasingly crucial.

As part of its retail initiative, the company is collaborating with a luxury fashion retailer to develop an in-store point-of-sale (PoS) system. The application will connect sales associates' iPads directly to the company's data centre for real-time PoS, sales tracking, inventory management, and training applications.

Prakash Mana, CEO of Cloudbrink, elucidated the benefits of their system, stating, "Express retailers are a great example of organisations carrying more networking overhead than they need. Legacy VPN is frustrating for staff and customers and when systems go down, it could mean long delays while the store waits for an offsite engineer."

"The SD-WAN route typically involves an over-specced branch appliance. These solutions also require servers or concentrators in the data centre. You don’t need any of this hardware with Cloudbrink."

Furthermore, Cloudbrink aims to serve financial firms, offering secure network access to mobile sales agents dealing with confidential client data. The education sector is also a significant target, with the goal of resolving network reliability issues faced by students using Chromebook devices at home and in the classroom.

The Cloudbrink service leverages a global network of FAST edges (virtual points of presence) that can be dynamically created using cloud provider and telco infrastructure. By connecting users to the nearest network edge, it sidesteps common issues with Wi-Fi access and consumer-grade broadband.

All network access, routing, and security is managed by the lightweight Cloudbrink client app. The Cloudbrink Connector or an existing IPSec connection enables easy access to enterprise data centre applications.

The app, by default, is configured with three edge connections and automatically switches between them to optimise performance. Furthermore, this app can be installed and configured remotely in under five minutes, managed by either Cloudbrink or the customer's IT department.

The Cloudbrink client for mobile devices, marking a significant extension in mobile OS support, is now available, confirming the company's commitment to enhancing work-from-anywhere capabilities.

Cloudbrink is focused on bringing high-performance connectivity to the modern hybrid workforce anywhere in the world. The company uses AI and ML to provide edge-native hybrid access as a service (HAaaS). HAaaS delivers accelerated performance for cloud, SaaS and data centre applications.