NCP engineering Bolsters Enterprise VPN Client Suite
Feb 14, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
NCP engineering announced that enterprises can upgrade its centrally managed IPsec VPN client suite to offer end users increased device and operating system flexibility when remotely connecting to their corporate networks.
According to a release, the NCP Secure Enterprise Client 9.31, which is available for purchase through NCP's network of reseller partners and distributors, supports laptops and tablets with Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system (Professional or Enterprise editions), in addition to Windows 7/Vista/XP (32-/64-bit).
To further support mobile employees' remote access needs, NCP has included its new Access Point Name (APN) management feature in version 9.31. Rather than manually configuring the mobile access point when they access the Internet, users who switch out their SIM cards from different mobile operators, for example, when traveling to another country, will see that NCP's IPsec VPN software automatically prompts their device driver to search for and configure the APN via the SIM card's NetID.
As described by the company, the features include:
-The NCP Secure Enterprise Client is a one-click IPsec VPN solution that bundles a dynamic personal firewall, a dialer and an friendly graphical user interface. It can connect to any VPN gateway on the market, and guarantees that every access point to the Internet is safe, without users needing to know and worry about firewall settings, device compatibility, connection negotiation or policy requirements.
-NCP's centrally managed VPN client suite also features the company's Path Finder technology, which solves complex connection issues for end users created by firewall settings that prevent IPsec communications. Plus, it supports mobile computing via seamless roaming and includes Friendly Net Detection, which forces the network to identify itself to the end user's device and automatically activates the necessary firewall rules and security mechanisms, depending on if it's a known, friendly or unknown, unfriendly network.
-Version 9.31 brings added security and usability benefits to enterprises and mobile employees. For example, the software prompts users with warning messages if they fail to log on to hotspots without Wi-Fi connections having first been established, and advises on creating suitable connection profiles and whether alternative network selections need to be made. The NCP Secure Enterprise Client can automatically display a "High Contrast" mode to make the VPN client screen easier to read, includes extended log settings to assist support personnel in diagnosing problems as well as allow mobile employees to select information to be forwarded via email to the support desk.
SNCP engineering delivers software that allows enterprises to rethink their remote access, and overcome the complexities of creating, managing and maintaining secure network access for staff.
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