SOURCE: NCP Engineering GmbH

October 22, 2008 08:00 ET

NCP engineering's VPN Secure Entry Client Supports Leading Biometric Security Technologies

Two-Part Authentication Strategy Reinforces Network Integrity

NUREMBERG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - Leading provider of endpoint security and virtual private network (VPN) solutions, NCP engineering GmbH ( today announced that its Secure Entry Client now supports many biometric devices. The latest compatibility testing has been successfully completed for digitalPersona's U.are.U 4000B USB-based fingerprint reader.

By integrating biometric authentication devices into a traditional VPN, network administrators have proof that only an authorized user is accessing that laptop, PC or handheld. Further, NCP's Secure Entry Client forces each device to match a specific software and settings profile, defined by the network administrator, before the VPN gateway allows access to the network.

The bundled NCP Secure Entry Client provides users a single software solution that integrates secure data transmissions, a dynamic personal firewall, Friendly Net Detection, and one-time password token and certificate support through a public key infrastructure (PKI). The dynamic firewall allows users to set policies for ports, IP addresses and segments, as well as applications. The Friendly Net Detection, created by NCP engineering, forces the network to identify itself to the device, preventing any data packet transfer until a safe or "friendly" network has been detected. Configuration and policy logic are easily set through the NCP Secure Entry Client itself.

A 30-day trial version of NCP Secure Entry Client offering unrestricted use is available online at NCP's software runs under the Windows Vista (32/64 Bit), Windows XP (32/64 Bit), Windows CE, Mobile 5/6, Linux and Symbian operating systems. For Active Directory or other LDAP systems, the NCP Secure Entry Client offers corresponding interfaces.

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.

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