San Francisco Bay Area based NCP engineering has announced the availability of a new version of its hybrid IPsec / SSL VPN gateway.
The version 8.05 version of NCP Secure Enterprise Server supports SSL VPN connections for popular smartphone and tablet PC operating systems such as Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Phone 7, and version 6 and up of RIM BlackBerry (News - Alert).
With the new version, administrators can now allow secure remote access to their enterprises’ web applications through a standard browser. Plus, they can easily integrate these mobile end-devices into their virtual private network (VPN) environments.
Due to the software-based NCP Secure Enterprise Server, Apple (News - Alert) iOS and Google Android end-devices can connect via L2TP over IPsec and IPsec, respectively.
Company officials said network administrators can quickly establish a secure connection to NCP’s VPN gateway with integrated VPN clients of smartphones and tablet PCs.
In addition to providing enhanced compatibility with Web applications, the NCP Secure Enterprise Server includes Web proxy and transparent access to the central data network. The mobile end-devices display websites that were especially developed for their respective platforms. The VPN gateway’s thin client module supports SSL VPN port forwarding for Mac OS X end-users, according to company officials.
NCP VPN gateway’s latest version is compatible with all Linux-based 64-bit operating systems. The company further increased the stability and security of the NCP Secure Enterprise Server and all customers using version 8.x are entitled to a free upgrade.
The company delivers innovative software that allows enterprises to rethink their remote access, and overcome the complexities of creating, managing and maintaining secure network access for staff.
Earlier in April, NCP engineering released the NCP Dynamic Personal Firewall to provide employees using the company’s enterprise remote access software solution with end-device protection upon system start-up.
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