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With workforce mobility on the rise, remote employees are consistently in the market for easy-to-use VPN solutions that can safely connect their mobile devices to the corporate network. And given employees have a variety of mobile operators to choose from, corporations want to make it easy for users to switch in and out between these providers in order to maintain productivity on the go.

To meet these demands, NCP has rolled out an all-new Access Point Name (APN) feature in its entry and enterprise IPsec VPN clients. This automated configuration eliminates the need to manually update each device’s mobile access point when switching out SIM cards from a previous mobile operator. By analyzing the SIM card’s provider ID and using it to define the corresponding APN, identifying the appropriate dial-up parameter takes next to no time at all, allowing the user to get up and running on the network safely and easily.

Want to learn more about this feature and the NCP Secure Client’s integrated support of 3G/LTE cards? More information can be found here.

Organizations tasked with safely connecting their employees to the corporate network are under pressure to not only accommodate various devices, but also offer multi-platform support. In fact, analysts predict  that through 2017, 90% of enterprises will have two or more mobile operating systems to manage! Adding to this pressure is the recent onslaught of Windows 8-based systems in the enterprise, which means the demand for secure remote access solutions is following suit.

Heeding this call for adaptation, NCP engineering has upgraded its enterprise IPsec VPN client suite to offer compatibility with laptops and tablets running Windows 8, in particular, its Professional and Enterprise editions. The centrally managed remote access software also supports devices using Windows 7/Vista/XP 32-/64-bit.

NCP has also added several new security benefits to its enterprise IPsec VPN client, including prompting users via warning messages if they fail to log on to hotspots without established Wi-Fi connections. When this occurs, the software solution advises users on creating suitable connection profiles, and helps them determine if alternative network selections are necessary.

The NCP Secure Enterprise Client also includes the recently added Access Point Name (APN) management feature, which eliminates the need to manually update each device’s APN when switching out SIM cards from different mobile operators. For more information on the new product version and how NCP is meeting Windows users’ evolving remote access needs, check out the full press release here.

As new mobile devices and operating systems (OS) are released, mobile workers need to know that their secure remote access solutions are equipped to support them.

Given the headaches associated with OS upgrades, such as transitioning to Windows 8, any way to alleviate concerns and mitigate financial burdens is music to the ears of enterprises and end users alike.

Entry ClientRecognizing this, NCP has released a new version of the Entry and Juniper Editions of its IPsec VPN client software. Version 9.31 is now fully compatible with Windows 8 (32-/64-bit). By supporting Windows 8, the VPN clients help to maximize enterprises’ remote access investments when upgrading from an older OS such as Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

So what exactly is different about the new software? The way that users configure the mobile access point from which they access the Internet, for one. Up to this point, users were required to manually tweak the Access Point Name (APN) settings of their mobile devices whenever they switched out SIM cards from oneJuniper Client mobile network operator to the next. With the new NCP Secure Clients, however, a new feature has been introduced that eliminates this tedious task by automatically prompting the driver to search for, and configure, the APN via the NetID of the SIM card. This new capability, in conjunction with pre-existing public key infrastructure (PKI), one-time password and token/certificate support, a dynamic firewall, an Internet dialer/connector and seamless roaming functionality, makes for powerful IPsec VPN software.

With more of today’s workforce becoming mobilized, the Entry and Juniper editions of the NCP Secure Client ensure that secure remote access is one less thing for businesses to worry about. Interested in viewing the official announcement? Check out the full press release here.