NCP engineering has announced the availability of a new version of its hybrid IPsec / SSL VPN gateway. The software-based NCP Secure Enterprise Server 8.05 supports SSL VPN connections for the most popular smartphone and tablet PC operating systems, including Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Phone 7, and version 6 and up of RIM BlackBerry. Network administrators can now allow secure remote access to their enterprises’ web applications via a standard browser, and easily integrate these mobile end-devices into their VPN environments.
The NCP Secure Enterprise Server also enables Apple iOS and Google Android end-devices to connect via L2TP over IPsec and IPsec, respectively. Network administrators can quickly and simply establish a secure connection to NCP’s VPN gateway with the smartphones’ and tablet PCs’ integrated VPN clients.
Other Key New Features
* The NCP Secure Enterprise Server provides enhanced compatibility with web applications, and includes web proxy and transparent access to the central data network. The mobile end-devices also display websites that were especially developed for their respective platforms. In addition, the VPN gateway’s thin client module supports SSL VPN port forwarding for Mac OS X end-users.
* The new version of NCP’s VPN gateway is also 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.
* NCP also offers universal IPsec VPN clients compatible with any Windows, Mac, Symbian and Linux-based operating system. The VPN clients are optimized for interaction with the NCP Secure Enterprise Server, for example, with NCP’s Path Finder technology, but can be integrated into any existing IT infrastructure or third-party VPN gateway.