SOURCE: NCP engineering

November 19, 2008 08:30 ET

NCP engineering Announces Release of Expanded IPSec VPN Secure Client for PCs and Handheld Devices

Major Upgrade Available in North America December 5th

NUREMBERG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - NCP engineering GmbH, a leading provider of endpoint security and VPN solutions, today announced the 9.1 version of the NCP Secure Enterprise Client. Available in North America on December 5th, this major upgrade to NCP's universal IPSec VPN client will provide users a flexible, intuitive, bundled client for any Windows-based (Mobile, CE, XS/Vista/32/64-bit) or Symbian system (S60 3rd Edition). The client is seamlessly compatible with any IPSec gateway on the market.

The bundled solution is equipped with a dynamic personal firewall, intuitive and user-friendly GUI, data encryption, Friendly Net Detection, and one-time password token and certificate support through a public key infrastructure (PKI). It can also be integrated with a network access control (NAC) component to ensure highly secure access to central data networks. New features include:

--  Wireless Service Provider Roaming (WISPr) Support
    As a major North American hotspot login protocol, VPN support of WISPr
    allows any device to connect to a hotspot without having to logon through
    an internet browser. A device will simply have access for any application
    on that device through the VPN, making logon and network interaction faster
    for the user.
    
--  Multiple Certificate Support
    Mobile workers often need to connect to several VPNs, requiring many
    certificates to authorise the device to the network. This function stores
    and automatically configures the single VPN client for any previously
    authorized certificates, increasing logon speed and simplifying VPN access.
    
--  Streamlined Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Card
    Support
    3G wireless connection speed for laptops is on the rise in North America
    through major carriers such as AT&T. This function enables the client to
    maintain a VPN during idle and standby periods where typically the
    connection is lost. The 'wake up' time for a laptop is increased as well.
    
--  Budget Manager for Wireless Minutes
    Enables network administrators or users to monitor the costs of all
    available VPN connection types, including UMTS, GPRS and WLAN, and enforce
    limits on device airtime or cost.  Users can configure dollar or minute
    budgets according to basic provider rates.  If these set limits are
    exceeded, users will receive warning notices, or their VPN connection
    attempts will be hindered.  The new component of the software also allows
    for the restriction or disabling of roaming.
    

The NCP Secure Enterprise Client provides one major update for users with the NCP Secure Enterprise Management to extend central policy support and network access management.

--  Push / Manage Software Updates through LAN Connection
    Enables network administrators to push and manage NCP software updates,
    configurations and certificates to any device on the network using an NCP
    client, with a VPN connection or without.
    

For more information on how to purchase the NCP Secure Enterprise Client, please visit http://tinyurl.com/5uwnrm.

About NCP engineering GmbH

NCP, headquartered in Nuremberg, 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 Remote Access, IP-Routing, VPN and Firewall Technologies, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Network Access Control (NAC) as well as strong Authentication and Integration of PKI-Infrastructures. 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's 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. For more information, please visit http://www.ncp-e.com.

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