US-based First National Bank has selected endpoint security services provider NCP engineering as its virtual private network client software.
According to the company, First National Bank (FNB) chose to adopt the NCP Secure Entry Client for its stable IPSec tunnel and powerful encryption to securely allow remote staff to access the network from anywhere.
The company has said that the bundled NCP 32/64-bit Secure Entry Client, which is compatible with Windows Vista, provides FNB with a single software system that is expected to integrate data encryption, a dynamic personal firewall, Friendly Net Detection, and one-time password token and certificate support through a public key infrastructure (PKI).
According to NCP engineering, the firewall allows FNB to set policies for ports, IP addresses and segments, as well as applications. The Friendly Net Detection, created by NCP engineering, forces the network to identify itself to the device, preventing any data packet transfer until a safe network has been detected. Configuration and policy logic are easily set and managed centrally or through the NCP Secure Entry Client itself.
Brian Hughes, network administrator of FNB, said: We have a mixed OS environment and several of our staff work from home on occasion, which adds another layer of complexity to our virtual private network (VPN). NCP engineering offered the most intelligent, compatible client on the market, and we haven’t had any problems since installation.