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VPN Management with NCP Authenticator

NCP Authenticator

In version 5.30 of the NCP Secure Enterprise Management, administrators and users benefit from the new NCP Authenticator App for generating Time-based One-time Passwords (TOTP) and a new web interface.

The new NCP Authenticator App is available for mobile devices as a free download in the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. With the NCP Secure Enterprise Management Server, a Time-based One-time Password (generated with NCP Authenticator App) can be used as an alternative to NCP Advanced Authentication (via SMS) as a second factor. A temporary one-time password is generated via the time-based one-time password algorithm. This procedure ensures an increased level of IT security using two-factor authentication. A software token such as the new NCP Authenticator is required to generate the one-time password using the TOTP procedure. The NCP Authenticator generates the passcodes directly on the smartphone without the need for an Internet connection. For additional security, QR Codes generated by NCP management can force biometric authentication (fingerprint or facial recognition) to start the NCP Authenticator.

In the NCP Secure Enterprise Management Server 5.30, the two-factor authentication is provided through a web interface. This web interface enables users to add a VPN account in their smartphone app for two-factor authentication when establishing a VPN tunnel. The necessary information can be imported via a QR code or by clicking on a link in the smartphone's web browser on iOS or Android (the latter if the web interface is accessed directly from the smartphone).

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