Ready for the Enterprise: Setting up a VPN connection on Android

For my current project I needed access from my HTC Hero to a server that is not publicly visible. To my surprise it turns out that Android currently has NO VPN SUPPORT. Rumors say Donut will bring it and others are pointing to Google integrating a library from a company called Mocana. I did find some “workarounds” for enabling VPN. Common for all of them is the requirement of root access and a cooked ROM – not something that most users are going to be familiar with.

For me this puts a dent in the “enterprise readiness” of Android. And there are other things. Like the lack of support for Kerberos and NTLMv2 – in both the browser and the Java HTTP stack – and the previously mentioned unobtainable permissions.

I really hope that Google irons out these “kinks”. They make an otherwise promising OS hard to recommend.

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One Response to “Ready for the Enterprise: Setting up a VPN connection on Android”

  1. Luy Says:

    now that 2.0 is out and it supports VPN has anyone actually gotten it to work?

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