NCP Becomes OEM Supplier for Watchguard Technologies



    Technological Experience Makes NCP a Best-in-Class Provider for
    Watchguard

    NUREMBERG, Germany and SEATTLE, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - NCP engineering GmbH, a
German provider of communications solutions and Watchguard Technologies, a
global provider of network security solutions, have formed a strategic OEM
alliance. Under their agreement, NCP will supply Watchguard with VPN client
software to replace the current "Mobile User VPN" client.
    "We are very excited to be teaming with NCP in providing our customers
with the most robust, highly secure security solutions available today," said
Eric Aarrestad, Vice President of Marketing at WatchGuard. "Network security
is a dynamic and ever-evolving challenge for businesses. NCP's flexibility,
speed to market and industry expertise gives WatchGuard an ideal supplier to
address these challenges and bring cutting edge security solutions to market
in unprecedented speed."
    NCP Secure Client is a communication package designed for universal
application in any remote access VPN environment. It offers comprehensive
security functions: IPSec tunnelling, encryption using AES or 3-DES, expanded
authentification (Xauth, EAP), support for digital certificates and hardware
tokens, an integrated stateful inspection firewall with situation-dependent
firewall rules and "friendly net detection" for automatic recognition of
secure and non-secure networks. The client also has an automatic, secure WLAN
log-in while the matching profile for the current WLAN is activated in the
background, e.g. at the hotspot.
    "NCP already supports numerous OEM partnerships with leading European
manufacturers of VPN components. Their cooperation with Watchguard underlines
NCP's claim internationally as well to a leading position in the area of VPN
technology," comments Peter Soll, Managing Director of NCP Engineering GmbH.

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    About NCP:

    NCP Engineering GmbH, founded in 1986 with headquarters in Nurnberg,
develops highly secure communication software for companies, government
agencies, organizations and carriers. NCP focuses on connecting stationary and
mobile end devices, branch-office and subsidiary networks. The Internet,
public dial-in networks, local networks, and wireless LANS serve as
transmission paths. Core competencies lie in the areas of IP routing,
communication in dial-in networks, central management of remote PCs, as well
as encryption and VPN technologies. The company offers application-neutral and
industry-neutral security solutions for any remote access environment based on
its Secure Communications product line. In addition NCP product technology
guarantees integration and compatibility with products from other
manufacturers. NCP solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by certified
partners.

    About WatchGuard Technologies

    Since 1996, WatchGuard Technologies have offered "best-in-class network
security solutions" for enterprise and small-to-medium sized businesses and
have since joined the worldwide market leaders in unified threat management
(UTM) security products. Based on tried and true firewall and VPN
technologies, the Firebox-X series of products from WatchGuard represent the
industry's best combination of maximum security, user-friendliness and
customer support for SMEs. The IT security provider, located in Seattle (USA),
has numerous offices in North America, Europe, Latin America and the
Asia-Pacific area.

    More information: http://www.watchguard.com





For further information:

For further information: Press contact: NCP engineering GmbH, Sabine
Baehre, Phone: +49-911-99-68 - Ext: 151, E-mail: sb@ncp.de

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