VPN Path Finder Technology
Highly secure mobile computing - in every remote access environment
The patented VPN Path Finder technology is a new remote access technology, developed by NCP. It removes a major constraint in communication within IPsec VPNs by allowing data connections from unknown networks, whose firewall settings deny IPsec communication and only allow internet access to web browsers.
With the help of NCP's VPN Path Finder Technology, NCP's Secure Client automatically recognizes when the company's VPN gateway is not available via IPsec. When this is the case, the client software automatically switches to a modified mode ("emulates" HTTPS) and sets up an end-to-site tunnel to the company network.
With this technology, highly secure VPN connections based on IPsec are possible even on hotel and public hotspot networks with restricted security access settings or in certain mobile communication networks.
The advantage of this solution is that the administrator maintains the corporate security policy based on IPsec. The user benefits from having a working connection in every environment.
How it works:
A prerequisite for the VPN Path Finder technology is an NCP Secure Enterprise VPN Server. An alternative port has to be configured in the VPN gateway settings. The VPN Path Finder technology automatically switches to the alternative connection protocol TCP encapsulation of IPsec with SSL header (via port 443) if the device cannot establish a standard IPsec connection via port 500 or UDP encapsulation. If you set up a connection via port 443 with the VPN Path Finder technology, the graphical interface displays an icon. It also appears in the interface of the Windows logon via the NCP credential provider.
If a proxy server is required, you can configure it by selecting "Proxy for VPN Path Finder".