Today, NCP Engineering announced the launch of an end-to-end Secure Enterprise Solution. The idea is to combine IPsec and SSL management with strong policy enforcement in an integrated collection of VPN components. Components of the solution include:
A centrally-controlled software solution that provides network administrators with a single point of administration for a company’s entire IPSec and SSL VPN network, as well as full NAC management. All status information is made graphically available on the system monitor in real time, and plug-in updates and configuration settings can be easily controlled and distributed. User data can be imported via standardized interfaces from existing directory services and identity and access management systems (IAM). Built-in transition software ensures redundancy systems guarantee high availability of the management system, avoiding costly downtime and loss of policy settings.
A hybrid IPSec and SSL gateway that controls and monitors all VPN connections to and from the central data network. It offers high availability clustering to maintain network performance speeds and allows administrators to run up to 10,000 concurrent SSL sessions. Unique to NCP, the gateway provides one plug-in for full network access. The NCP Secure Enterprise Server supports the industry’s widest variety of endpoint platforms and any IPSec-based device, including the iPhone.
A bundled client, personal firewall and dialer provide the most secure end-point connection for the industry’s widest array of platforms, including Windows-based (Mobile 5/6x, CE, XP/Vista 32/64-bit, 7 beta), Symbian (S60 3rd Edition) and Linux-based operating systems. The universally-adaptable IPSec client is seamlessly compatible with any gateway on the market. The user-friendly GUI and intelligent policy enforcement provide even non-technical users with a one-click VPN. The client’s latest features include Wireless Service Provider Roaming (WISPr) and streamlined Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Card support, and a budget manager for wireless minutes.