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Businesses encouraged to rely on IPSec VPN to get the best out of Windows 7

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Businesses have been encouraged to review their security measures and consider adopting a virtual private network to ensure business protection.

In the wake of Windows 7 proving to be vulnerable in recent tests for security by Sophos, NCP engineering director Simon Ford claimed that users still have to protect access to corporate data and ensure that data transmission is secured through encryption.

Ford said: “It is incumbent on all businesses to deploy their own protection to ensure the continuity of their business and the safety of their data. Users cannot rely on new safety features or the novelty of a new system alone - it is an unfortunate fact of life that secure communication tools, firewall and anti-virus all remain required safeguards. To get the most out of the new operating system, businesses are encouraged to install IPSec VPN when they upgrade.

“Security is often seen as a hurdle to productivity, but on the other side of the coin productivity is nil when malware shuts down the business' network. Businesses can rely on the next generation of VPN - new IPsec, which convulsively beats SSL. Modern security solutions really enable mobile workers to perform anywhere, anytime, anyhow across a range of mobile devices - with one click solutions that don't impair the users' experience.”

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