Posts Tagged ‘VPN/IPSec/SSL’

Not so long ago, business travelers could only access the Internet through a telephone line and a notebook modem in a hotel. Today, Internet access has become not only ubiquitous, but also fast and largely reliable.  The vast majority of hotels provide Wi-Fi or LAN connections for guests to connect their notebooks, tablet PCs or smartphones and log onto their corporate network.

Unfortunately, too many hotels operate under the misconception that everyone uses SSL VPNs to remotely connect to their corporate networks. The reality is, however, a large number of companies prefer IPsec VPNs but many hotels block these connections. In fact, there are two network components frequently cause this trouble in hotels – the firewall or the proxy server. And this is not just annoying for guests, but it’s bad for the hotel’s business. What hotel wants to be tarred with a reputation for being unaccommodating to the needs of business travelers?

It is not just hotels that struggle with such problems regarding IPsec connections. Each sales employee who has tried to logon to a guest Wi-Fi network at a customer’s site has likely faced similar issues. Not only do many firewalls block IPsec connections, but so do several radio communication networks.

Now that we’ve identified the problem with securing remote access in hotels and other remote sites, what will it take for guests to easily and securely access their company network, despite firewall and proxy server issues? Tune in next time for part two —  the solution.

Great news! NCP engineering is proud to announce that is has taken first place in the VPN/IPsec/SSL Innovations category at the fourth annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards!

After being named a finalist back in August, NCP is thrilled to see this momentum come to fruition, reinforcing the company’s position as the leading provider of robust enterprise VPN solutions. As the Gold winner in its category, the NCP Secure Enterprise Solution was recognized for its flexible approach that makes end-to-end secure remote access simple for the enterprise. The centrally managed software solution provides IT staff with a single point of administration for a company’s entire remote access system, including hybrid IPsec/SSL VPNs, personal firewalls, certificate management, provisioning and practical Network Access Control (NAC) functions.

As a bit of background on the Golden Bridge Awards, the program recognizes the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services. More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices around the world participated in determining the 2012 winners.

 NCP took first place for its NCP Secure Enterprise Solution, which is comprised of the NCP Secure Enterprise Client, the NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server and the NCP Secure Enterprise Management System, is designed specifically for companies with large, complex remote access environments. The 100% software solution was developed from the ground up to be interoperable with all major network-layer security technologies, including VPN gateways and firewalls, preventing vendor-lock pitfalls.

For NCP, this distinction is the most recent in a series of industry accolades, including garnering finalist status in the Golden Bridge’s sister awards, the Network Products Guide’s 2012 Hot Companies and Best Product Awards and the Info Security Product Guide’s 2012 Global Excellence Awards.

Congratulations to all other Golden Bridge winners this year, and stay tuned for additional award announcements from NCP!

Good news – NCP engineering  has been named a finalist in the 2012 Golden Bridge Awards  in the VPN/IPSec/SSL – Innovations category. This recognition comes on the back of continued awards momentum for NCP, reinforcing its position as the leading provider of robust enterprise VPN solutions. Earlier this year, NCP was selected as a finalist in the Golden Bridge’s sister awards, the Network Products Guide’s 2012 Hot Companies and Best Product Awards and the Info Security Product Guide’s 2012 Global Excellence Awards.

A bit of background on the Golden Bridge Awards. Now in their fourth year, the awards  were created to generate industry-wide honor and peer recognition for all facets of the IT industry.

NCP was named a finalist for its  Secure Enterprise Solution, which is comprised of the NCP Secure Enterprise Client, the NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server and the NCP Secure Enterprise Management System, and is designed specifically for companies with large, complex remote access environments. The centrally managed software solution provides IT staff with a single point of administration for a company’s entire remote access system, including hybrid IPsec/SSL VPNs, personal firewalls, certificate management, provisioning and practical Network Access Control (NAC) functions. NCP’s flexible solution makes remote access management simple by integrating to any third-party hardware or software already in place, while maintaining strong policy enforcement and rule-set creation.

Winners will be announced in San Francisco in October – stay tuned and best of luck to all finalists!