What: NCP engineering has released a preview version of its IPsec VPN client to support the remote access needs of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform users. The first third-party IPsec VPN client available for the operating system, the NCP Secure Android Client can seamlessly integrate with IPsec gateways from Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, SonicWall and Microsoft Server 2008 R2, among others.
NCP's VPN software supports all technical communications and security standards including Internet Key Exchange (IKE) v1 and 2, IP address assignment via local IP address or IKE config mode, pre-shared key or PKCS#12 certificate support, XAUTH, and split and full tunneling network access.
Later this year, NCP will release further versions of its universal, Android-compatible IPsec VPN client to include a number of other important features such as central management capabilities for enterprise network administrators.
Who: End users and enterprises that want to leverage the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)-based smartphones or tablets, while maintaining secure remote access to their corporate networks, require easy-to-use IPsec VPN client software like NCP’s.
When: NCP’s new universal IPsec VPN client preview for the Android 4.0 platform is available beginning today and will expire on June 30, 2012.
Where: The preview version of the NCP Secure Android Client can be downloaded and installed on-the-fly from Google Play for free.
Resources: NCP engineering’s website
VPN Haus blog
About NCP engineering
Since its inception in 1986, NCP engineering has delivered innovative software that allows enterprises to rethink their remote access, and overcome the complexities of creating, managing and maintaining secure network access for staff.
NCP’s award-winning product line spans the spectrum of remote access, from IPsec / SSL VPNs to endpoint firewalls and network access control (NAC) functions. The company’s products support organizations with complex remote user needs, and that want to leverage the latest end-devices to increase staff productivity, reduce network administration and adapt policy changes on-the-fly. Each solution is interoperable with existing third-party software or hardware.
With global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany and North American headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company serves 35,000-plus customers worldwide throughout the healthcare, financial, education and government markets, as well as many Fortune 500 companies. NCP has established a network of national and regional technology, channel and OEM partners to serve its customers. For more information, visit www.ncp-e.com.