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New VPN Clients Feature Quality of Service Module

NCP Releases Version 12.0 of the Secure Enterprise Client, Secure Entry Client, and Exclusive Remote Access Client for Windows

All three clients feature biometric authentication, seamless roaming, friendly net detection, and VPN Path Finder Technology. In version 12.0, NCP has optimized the Home Zone, Connection Management, and the Support Wizard. Brand new features include IPv4/IPv6 dual stack support and the introduction of a Quality of Service (QoS) module, ensuring that specific applications can get the outgoing bandwidth they need in the VPN tunnel.

Quality of Service (QoS) is the quality of a communications service from the user's point of view. The quality of service is measured by how the service meets the appropriate requirements.

In use of real-time applications, which require a higher bandwidth, like Voice Over IP Telephony or video streaming (skype, youtube,...), delays and loss of data packages have a negative effect. In VoIP telephony this occurs by terminating, delayed calls or by a low voice quality, in video streaming through unsynchronized transmission of image and sound.

By prioritizing outgoing data, the VPN client ensures that specific user-defined applications like VoIP, which demand high-quality bandwidth management, can maintain a clear and stable connection.

“The new QoS module ensures that active applications can access the maximum outgoing bandwidth allocated to them and that inactive applications do not hog resources," said Patrick Oliver Graf, CEO of NCP engineering. 

NCP has also extended IPv6 support in its VPN client, enabling the use of both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols within the VPN tunnel. Split tunneling can be configured separately for IPv4 and Ipv6 protocols.

The NCP Secure Enterprise Client is part of the NCP Secure Enterprise Solution, which also includes the NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server and NCP Secure Enterprise Management. The NCP solution can be purchased through its network of certified partners.

The NCP Secure Entry Windows Client is designed for smaller VPN projects with up to 50 mobile workstations without a central management solution and is compatible with all common IPsec VPN gateways.

With the NCP Exclusive Remote Access Windows Client, NCP offers a Windows VPN Client which is optimized for Juniper Networks® SRX Series firewalls and connects exclusively to a Juniper SRX gateway. The NCP Exclusive Remote Access Clients are managed centrally via the NCP Exclusive Remote Access Management and are only available through the NCP distribution channel.

All NCP Windows clients above version 12.0 are compatible with Microsoft Windows from Windows 7 up to Windows 10 version 1903.

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