A modern enterprise needs to enable remote connectivity for a wider community of direct and indirect stakeholders in a present interconnected society. Usually, enterprises adopt the two most widely used methods of securing remote accesses, IPSec and SSL, as their needs evolved with changing user habits. The practical outcomes of such an approach are increased complexity and additional operating costs as current IPSec and SSL solutions are adjusted to purpose. Furthermore, enterprises do not enjoy the optimal benefits from either of the approaches.
Sponsored by NCP Engineering GmbH, Frost & Sullivan has published a whitepaper entitled "Next Generation Network Access Technology: Overcoming Business Challenges", that analyses the practical challenges of a modern enterprise in making remote access secure and proposes a flexible and cost effective solution.
"Very often, as businesses engage with more stakeholders such as customers, partners and suppliers, the importance of secure remote access becomes a top priority for a CIO," says Yiru Zhong, Senior Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Without the ability to manage changing patterns of remote access by a growing number of users, mundane IT tasks quickly become unmanageable, at the cost of additional IT resources and operating expenses."
The whitepaper sets the scene by listing the business challenges a modern enterprise faces in a modern and interconnected society. It then describes both IPSec and SSL approaches to highlight that the different methods achieve the same outcome of securing remote connectivity. The whitepaper also documents the practical challenges of enabling secure remote accesses and lists enterprises’ current requirements from such solutions. It concludes with an introduction of NCP’s solution that meets enterprises’ secure remote access needs.
The benefits of both IPSec and SSL may be well documented but the practical implications of deployment are less understood. Very often, complexity and the resultant cost of enabling secure remote access increase in a non-linear manner. For example, these manifest in setting up, operating and managing remote access for both approaches. NCP’s solutions address enterprises’ practical needs for simplified, flexible and cost effective remote access approaches. For businesses with more than 2000 mobile employees, NCP’s solutions provide a Total Cost of Ownership savings of 40 per cent over other vendors by virtue of reducing on-going maintenance and management tasks.
"For large companies, it is essential that the MIS team be able to focus on core IT requirements that can enhance revenue streams, instead of spending resource and effort on operational tasks such as configuring and managing secure remote access", says Yiru Zhong.
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About NCP Engineering GmbH
For twenty five years since 1986, NCP (ncp-e.com) has established itself as a specialist for remote access software development. It combines its technical expertise with close customer understanding to constantly develop remote access solutions according to customer feedback. Its Next Generation Network Access Technology Portfolio is the result of responding to customer requirements for simplified secure access to central data network via the internet. NCP has many international and German customer references across a variety of industries from manufacturing to professional services, reflecting its relevance of its product portfolio.
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