|[September 04, 2013]
NCP engineering Enhances Android VPN Clients to Optimize Remote Access to Corporate Networks
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
engineering today announced that new features have been added to its four
Android-compatible IPsec VPN clients. Key improvements to the
Enterprise, Volume License, Basic and Premium editions include the
introduction of a widget that can now be added to users' home screens to
provide easy access to corporate networks, and optimizations that ensure
a VPN connection is automatically established.
With the clients' VPN connection and configuration optimizations,
Android (News - Alert) 4.0+ smartphone and tablet users can more quickly access their
corporate networks from anywhere, using any type of network, such as
Wi-Fi, mobile broadband and hotspots. Plus, by using NCP's software,
network administrators can more easily cope with the rise of Bring Your
Own Device (BYOD) and teleworking programs by easily managing the
configuration of each user's individual mobile device.
The new version of NCP's software features the addition of Full
Network Enclosure Mode, which safeguards a connection when a device is
in the same IP address subnet as the remote network by forcing all
data through NCP's secure VPN tunnel. Refinements have been made to
the connection settings, to ensure that users are able to
automatically reconnect if a connection is lost. Additionally, the
Android clients include a reworked configuration interface, improved
certificate PIN handling and PKCS#11 interface support.
NCP's centrally managed Android-compatible IPsec VPN clients can be
used in conjunction with the company's NCP Secure
Enterprise Management (SEM) system, which allows network
administraors to oversee users' mobile devices and operating systems,
and roll out certificates, licenses and other updates. In the new
Enterprise version, the SEM can send configuration updates that are
personalized for each user's specific Android device.
NCP's software does not require rooting of the Android operating
system, can easily import existing VPN settings, and is compatible
with all common VPN gateways (such as Cisco (News - Alert), Juniper, Watchguard and
Checkpoint) and essential business applications, including
terminal-server and email clients. When used with NCP's VPN gateway,
its Path Finder technology lets the VPN clients navigate challenging
firewall and proxy settings to establish secure tunnels.
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About NCP engineering
Since its inception in 1986, NCP engineering has delivered innovative
software that allows enterprises to rethink their remote access, and
overcome the complexities of creating, managing and maintaining secure
network access for staff.
NCP's award-winning product line spans the spectrum of remote access,
from IPsec / SSL VPNs to endpoint firewalls and network access control
(NAC) functions. The company's products support organizations with
complex remote user needs, and that want to leverage the latest
end-devices to increase staff productivity, reduce network
administration and adapt policy changes on-the-fly. Each solution is
interoperable with existing third-party software or hardware.
With global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany and North American
headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company serves
35,000-plus customers worldwide throughout the healthcare, financial,
education and government markets, as well as many Fortune 500 companies.
NCP has established a network of national and regional technology,
channel and OEM partners to serve its customers. For more information,
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