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Open Haus: Updated VPN Clients and Server

Freelance Desk

by VPNHaus | 09/01/2015 |VPN, Windows 10

 

Of all the factors that would prevent an organization from launching a comprehensive remote access security strategy – limited budget, unfamiliarity with emerging threat vectors, lack of employee buy-in – the remote access tools themselves should not be the reason that a strategy has trouble gaining a foothold within an organization.

The experience of using a remote access VPN needs to be an easy one – it should be straightforward for network administrators to centrally manage, and simple for users to deploy without interrupting their workflow. As Citrix's Kurt Roemer recently told eWeek, "The industry needs to preconfigure for security and employ services that keep security settings optimal and balanced against user experience."

In the last month, NCP engineering has issued three product updates, all intended to improve remote access security for enterprises by enhancing administrator features and the end-user experience:

NCP Secure Clients, Version 10.02</a></span>

This update supports users of Windows 10, and is the first IPsec VPN Client compatible with Microsoft’s newest operating system. For users, Version 10.02 of the NCP Secure Entry Clients offers:


  • Optimized Internet of Things (IoT) configuration

  • Alerts when the preferred network is no longer available

  • Improved user experience through a touchscreen-compatible interface

  • The option to eliminate dual network connections

  • Password- and PIN-free logon with machine certificates

Meanwhile, administrators benefit from improved troubleshooting, through enhanced search log functionality, and immediate configuration updates.

NCP Secure Client - Juniper Edition, Version 10.02</a></span>

For users who access network connections through Juniper VPN gateways, Version 10.02 of the NCP Secure Client - Juniper Edition offers many of the same enhancements above, while providing seamless and secure remote access to enterprises using the Junos or NetscreenOS operating systems.

NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server, Version 10.00</a></span>

With Version 10.00 of the NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server, enterprises gain a number of additional enhancements to remote access performance and availability. For users, this means optimized multi-tenancy support and compatibility with additional native IPsec clients, including those on Blackberry and Windows Phone 8.1

Administrators gain support for the IPv6 protocol within VPN tunnels, improved security through the support of additional encryption algorithms, load balancing support for Apple iOS devices, and NCP VPN Path Finder II with a true SSL/TLS encryption.

The Value of a VPN

A VPN is a cornerstone of any remote access infrastructure. Together with a firewall, intrusion detection system and other security apparatuses, a VPN will arm network administrators with redundant, reliable protection against intrusion. And with an updated client and server, end users of NCP in particular will have an easier time using remote access VPNs, becoming stronger allies of security-minded network administrators to the benefit of the organization.

Open Haus is a monthly series that explores the key features of NCP’s Remote Access VPN.

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- The full VPN landscape, including hybrid IPsec/SSL VPN solutions
- The evolution of remote access VPN
- How to provide users with secure remote access
- How to simplify remote access VPN and reduce costs

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Remote Access VPN For Dummies</em>, we cover:

- The full VPN landscape, including hybrid IPsec/SSL VPN solutions
- The evolution of remote access VPN
- How to provide users with secure remote access
- How to simplify remote access VPN and reduce costs

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