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Samsung and Cisco signed a patent sharing agreement on February 5th of this year. This agreement allows them to share their patent portfolios. The possibilities are almost endless, but we are mostly curious about what this means for VPN compatibility. Android phones have already taken the lead over other mobile operating systems. Samsung will surely get a boost for developing a natively OpenVPN compatible device.
Cisco-Samsung Cross-License Agreement
The patent agreement between the two major tech companies went into effect immediately. Neither one has shared much about their agreement. But they did announce that the agreement allows them to use each other’s patent portfolios. This gives them access to a very wide array of different tools, systems and products. Every patent that each company now holds can be shared freely between them. And everything they come up with within the next ten years is subject to the agreement as well.
This agreement shows a lot of trust between the two companies. This type of partnership is exciting for many tech enthusiasts. It marks a coming age of great potential for new Samsung devices loaded up with awesome Cisco technology. Cisco is a global leader in IT connectivity while Samsung is a worldwide leader in device technology. The agreement allows them to create freely without troubling themselves over various sensitive legal concerns. Both companies agree than innovation has been stifled by this, and they hope now to work more freely and quickly for the benefit of consumers everywhere.
Cisco-Samsung Agreement and Better Network Security
Cisco has long been in the business of providing secure networking technology. Just over a week ago they published an article on unified access in enterprise networking. This is the age of remote workers. Public Wi-Fi has long been used by these workers to connect to office networks. Security has become an issue because of the inherent vulnerabilities of Wi-Fi, even on password-protected home networks. And the growing popularity of BYOD has posed another set of risks.
It is important to know how the patent agreement between Samsung and Cisco will advance technologies to secure remote access and BYOD setups. Corporate and personal VPNs have been used by some to safeguard their systems. But control over remote workers and those who use personal devices at work has proved difficult. No one can dictate what type of device is used by any employee. The solution is to help workers protect their devices. This way, the risks of infection when connecting to office networks is reduced.
Cisco-Samsung OpenVPN Compatible Devices
One very exciting possible outcome from Cisco-Samsung patent sharing would be natively compatible Cisco networks that extend to remote devices. Connecting to office networks would be fater, easier and more secure. What’s even better would be natively OpenVPN compatible devices. These devices would also integrate perfectly with all Cisco business systems. Running OpenVPN, they have the potential to be the most secure. OpenVPN compatible devices for BYOD setups and remote workers could greatly improve office network security. We see the OpenVPN compatible device completing the airtight system to practically eliminate the risks that personal devices bring to business security.