May Feature of the Month: SSL VPN & PortableLAN Client, Part Three
Over the past couple of weeks, we have explored the Web proxy feature of our SSL VPN technology, which isolates the internal Web server from direct access via the Internet. We have also discussed the thin client SSL, which provides companies with secure remote access to a wide range of corporate applications that aren’t exclusively Web-enabled. This week, we will round out our May Feature of the Month series with NCP’s PortableLAN Client.
The Web proxy and thin clients successfully delivered secure remote connections to those customers seeking access to Web- and non-http-enabled applications, yet we were noticing an increasing demand for a client that could deliver a fully transparent connection to the central network. With today’s workforce becoming increasingly mobile, our customers have made it clear that it is imperative for remote employees to have comprehensive network access. With this in mind, we created the NCP PortableLAN Client.
To understand how the PortableLAN Client works, a basic knowledge of a local area network (LAN) is required. A LAN is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link (i.e. a corporate network). In order to deliver a fully transparent portable LAN, the SSL VPN software must be installed on each end device, similar to the process of installing an IPsec client. Once this is done, the client serves as the virtual connection, transmitting all network traffic via the encrypted SSL connection and allowing workers to connect remotely. Just like that, comprehensive, fully transparent network access is made available!
Whether companies require their remote network access to be completely opaque, or specific to Web applications, NCP’s SSL VPN technology delivers the necessary security. The NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server has strong authentication features, such as one-time-password (OTP) via token or SMS text messages, or digital certificates. What’s more, the software can be scaled according an enterprise’s specific needs, and can be installed directly on hardware using the Windows or Linux operating systems, or as a virtual machine.
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