Nokia will release a version of its Intellisync Mobile Suite to work with Mirapoint's messaging security appliances, the companies have said.

The combination of Nokia's mobile suite with Mirapoint's appliances ensures that corporate mobile device users have safe access to their company applications and data, Mirapoint officials said.

Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite for Mirapoint, which is slated to be available in the third quarter, delivers email and calendar data to compatible mobile devices from Mirapoint's security appliances, the vendors say.

It can lock devices and wipe data remotely from stolen or lost devices. In addition, companies can take advantage of file and application synchronisation and device-management capabilities.

Illinois Tool Works is evaluating the new product and expects to deploy it for its 16,000 users of Mirapoint's security appliances.

"We get more and more requests as workers are out of the office that they want to stay connected and get to email on mobile devices, but we want them to adhere to the business-unit security policies and procedures," says Marc Palano, director of IT.

Pricing for Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite for Mirapoint has not been announced.