NCP engineering Enhances Windows VPN Client and Gateway to Boost Enterprise Security and Remote Access Performance
New Product Versions Feature Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Improved Throughput to Optimise Data Encryption and Users’ Network Connections
NCP engineering today announced that it has made new versions of its Windows-compatible IPsec VPN client suite and hybrid IPsec / SSL VPN gateway available to the channel. The key features in version 9.32 of the NCP Secure Enterprise Client and version 8.11 of the NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server were designed to help enterprise customers yield a higher level of security, while ensuring maximum performance during remote access sessions.
NCP’s VPN client suite and gateway now come equipped with support for elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) to safeguard VPN connections. Public-key cryptography based on EEC currently offer both, higher security and better performance compared to RSA. ECC is supported for certificate based authentication using PKCS#12, PKCS#11 (e.g. TCOS 3.0 V2 SmartCards) and CSP (CNG).
To further boost remote access performance, the NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server offers optimised multi-processor support. Beta customers that tested this functionality have doubled throughput and seen CPU utilisation decrease by 5 percent on average. In addition, IT administrators can centrally manage the NCP Secure Enterprise Clients with NCP’s remote access management system, and prioritise employees’ connections when remote access to the corporate network is at maximum capacity.
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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, visit www.ncp-e.com.