SOURCE: NCP Engineering GmbH

May 06, 2008 08:30 ET

German Security Group Defines Blueprint for Next Generation Network Access

NUREMBERG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Culled from 21 years of network access control implementation experience, NCP engineering GmbH today announced a blueprint for Next Generation Network Access Technology. The roadmap details the 12 essential components organizations need to secure their networks, foster productivity across a distributed network and streamline central management policy, while meeting compliance mandates.

Next Generation Network Access Technology core modules include Network Access Control (NAC), Identity and Access Management (IAM), endpoint security (IPSec, SSL or hybrid VPN gateway), VPN management and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

"NCP's Secure Communications technology is a prime example of the next generation network access solution enterprises need. It addresses businesses' pain points and reduces the burdens of large, complex environments, bringing the benefits of secure network access without the management headaches," said Fran Howarth, Quocirca analyst. "The enterprise security industry is evolving as a new generation of IPSec VPNs becomes available. Organizations are now requiring a centrally managed, high security network access solution with powerful personal firewalls to provide complete system and device coverage."

Blueprint for Next Generation Network Access Technology

Essential components enterprises need to achieve highly secure network access include (The full blueprint can be accessed at

--  Central Management -- Secure communications technology must be easy-to-
    use and simple to operate.  With a single point of administration, only one
    user interface and one console are needed to manage mass-rollouts.
--  Network Access Control -- Endpoint policy enforcement enables
    enterprises to specify access parameters to the network system, forcing
    users without valid device configurations into a quarantine zone.
--  IPSec and SSL Hybrid Support -- Regardless of which VPN gateway is
    applied, a central remote station, such as the NCP Secure Enterprise
    Server, is able to control both worlds.  The simultaneous support of IPSec
    and SSL protocols guarantees secure company communications in every
--  Open Standard Interface -- The network access control solution
    supports all relevant operating systems and VPN gateways, and an open
    standard interface reduces organizations' administrative burdens as well as
    overhead costs.
--  Personal Firewall -- An integrated, dynamic personal firewall with
    friendly net detection automatically recognizes safe and unsafe networks
    and regulates activity on these networks.

For additional details and screenshots of single components of the Next Generation Network Access Technology, please visit

About NCP

NCP engineering GmbH headquartered in Nürnberg, Germany is a provider of application and industry-neutral communication software for highly secure data transmission in public networks and the Internet. Core competencies are in the areas of IP routing, central management of remote systems, as well as encryption, VPN, and firewall technologies. Under the guiding principle of "Secure Communications" the firm develops products and solutions for the areas of mobile computing, teleworking, E-commerce, online banking, production data acquisition, system control (remote maintenance), and branch office networking. NCP product technology guarantees integration and compatibility with products from other manufacturers. NCP relies on collaboration with technology partners and OEM partners, and on sales via distributors and certified system houses for national and international marketing. Customers include companies, government agencies, and organizations.

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