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New LANCOM VPN Client with biometric authentication
Universal software VPN client for Windows
Press Release 2018-550
Aachen, July 04, 2018—LANCOM Systems present version 4.10 of their IPSec-based Advanced VPN Client (AVC). The client brings numerous new features, including biometric authentication (e.g., by fingerprint), a user interface updated for Windows 10, and a new hotspot login before VPN-tunnel establishment. It works with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems.
For the first time the AVC enables biometric authentication before VPN dial-in, for example via fingerprint or face recognition. Authentication is performed directly after clicking on the Connect button in the client. The connection is established only after authentication was successful. The biometric features require Windows 8.1 or higher. On computers not equipped for biometric authentication, or if it is not enabled, users can alternatively authenticate by entering a password.
New hotspot login
With this client version, secure authentication is possible in the pre-logon phase even at a Wi-Fi hotspot. Users operating the VPN client feature Windows Pre-Logon are able to establish a VPN tunnel to their company headquarters even before they login to the Windows system. User authentication at the local Windows system operates through this VPN tunnel. The integrated dynamic firewall protects the client at all times during authentication at the hotspot. Users see no difference whether they are in the office or at a hotspot of their choice.
The user interface has been updated and adapted to the current Windows 10 design. Furthermore, with this version of the LANCOM Advanced VPN Client, all of the components are now included as 64-bit versions.
LANCOM Advanced VPN Client 4.10 supports all current 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems from Windows 7, 8, 8.1, to Windows 10. Consequently, even companies with heterogeneous infrastructures can work with a single, universal client to manage remote access. The benefit: Lower costs for administrators, the user help desk, and on training.
The LANCOM Advanced VPN Client version 4.10 is available now at a price of EUR 99 plus VAT. For users of the Advanced VPN Client version 3.0 or higher, LANCOM offers an upgrade at a price of EUR 59 plus VAT.
A 30-day demo version is available for download from the LANCOM website.
LANCOM Systems background:
LANCOM Systems GmbH is the leading German manufacturer of networking solutions for business customers and the public sector. LANCOM offers professional users secure, reliable and future-proof infrastructure solutions for local-area and multi-site networks (WAN, LAN, WLAN), as well as centralized network management based on software-defined networking technologies (SD-WAN, SD-LAN, SD-WLAN). The LANCOM routers, gateways and WLAN solutions are developed and manufactured in Germany, and a selection of the VPN portfolio is certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for the protection of particularly sensitive networks and critical infrastructures (EPCIP). LANCOM Systems has its headquarters in Würselen near Aachen, Germany. Customers include small and medium-sized enterprises, government agencies, institutions, and major corporations from Germany, Europe and, increasingly, worldwide.
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