Infotech Lead India: WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of integrated security platforms, announced partnership with NCP engineering to simplify IPsec VPN access for Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X users.
The addition of NCP’s universal IPsec VPN client to WatchGuard’s VPN solution means that, regardless of enterprises’ mobile devices, operating system requirements or networking infrastructure, customers can quickly and easily meet the remote access demands of their employees, the company said.
NCP’s remote access VPN technology is available in a new WatchGuard IPSec Mobile VPN client for the XTM family of unified threat management appliances. The solution reduces administrator setup and gives end users one-click VPN access.
With estimated 546.4 million mobile workers in 2008 and 734.5 million in 2013 reporting, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) represents the largest total number of mobile workers throughout the forecast conducted.
The ability to simplify secure VPN connectivity for users and reduce the administrative burden for deployment is critical to productivity and corporate security, the company said.
The new IPSec Mobile VPN client delivers key features including support for two-factor authentication, pre-login to Windows domains, FIPS 140-2 conformant IPsec algorithms, and a secure personal firewall.
The IPSec Mobile VPN client can be configured and deployed with WatchGuard profiles that are downloadable by end users for one-click remote access.