NCP Becomes OEM Supplier for Watchguard Technologies

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

Nov 15, 2007, 00:00 ET from NCP engineering GmbH

    NUREMBERG, Germany and SEATTLE, November 15 /PRNewswire/ -- 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:
     Press contact:
     NCP engineering GmbH
     Sabine Baehre
     Phone: +49-911-99-68 - Ext: 151;

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