NCP engineering today announced that it has developed the first universal IPSec VPN client for Windows 7. Now available, the beta version of the NCP Secure Entry Client will provide users and IT administrators with a flexible, intuitive solution for secure remote network access. Beta users have full access to the Windows 7 client for 30 days, and are encouraged to provide feedback through the company's blog, VPN Haus.
Beta users are encouraged to put NCP engineering's client to test in a variety of settings. The full feature set includes an intuitive GUI that any user can understand to control the powerful software, a dynamic personal firewall, data encryption, Friendly Net Detection, and one-time password token and certificate support through a public key infrastructure (PKI). It can also be integrated with a network access control (NAC) component to ensure highly secure access to central data networks.
The NCP Secure Entry Client for Windows 7 makes VPN security a 'one-click and forget it' experience. Once the client has been installed on a device, beta users can connect to third-party IPSec gateways without needing to change settings or certificates. Ideal for any Windows 7 testing environment, the configuration import function automates the acceptance of existing profiles, seamlessly supporting Cisco's .pcf files, WatchGuard's .wgx files, SafeNet's .spd files and NCP's own Secure Enterprise Server.
A 30-day trial of the beta version of the NCP Secure Entry Client for Windows 7 is available for download on the company's Web site. In addition to Windows 7, the bundled client software supports the Windows Vista and XP 32/64-bit, 2000, Mobile 5/6.x, CE, Symbian and Linux operating systems.
NCP engineering will be providing a full demo during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, April 20-24, booth #1356-1, and the Information Security Europe in London, April 28-30, booth #M 90.
Headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, NCP engineering helps IT network managers secure data transmission in public networks and across the Internet. Organizations that employ remote access, mobile computing, teleworking and e-commerce throughout the world rely on NCP for key secure communications technology including Remote Access, IP-Routing, VPN and Firewall solutions, Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Network Access Control (NAC). The firm is devoted to avoiding vendor-lock for customers through regular compatibility testing and full integration with PKI-Infrastructures, as well as support for two-factor authentication on end-devices. NCP serves North American customers through a network of technology, reseller and VAR, and OEM partners, including WatchGuard and Astaro.