Bradford Networks Develops Easy-to-Use BYOD Mobile Security Suite with HP

Posted on February 21st, 2012

Unique Workflow Wizard Simplifies Safe Onboarding of Personal Mobile Devices to Corporate Networks

CAMBRIDGE, MA –Feb. 21, 2012 — Bradford Networks today announced it has developed a Mobile Security Suite with HP. The integrated solution combines Bradford’s heterogeneous network access control (NAC) with HP Enterprise Mobility Solutions to create an easy-to-use workflow wizard that simplifies the deployment of both Bradford and HP products. Benefits include securely allowing personal mobile devices onto corporate networks quickly and a decreased total cost of ownership.

“Gaining visibility into who and what devices are on your network is a critical first step towards enabling secure access in a Bring Your Own Device environment,” said Vincent Ma, vice president, Business Development, Bradford Networks. “We have created the Mobile Security Suite to give customers a best-of-breed secure network access solution, so that customers can focus on running their business, not administering the solution.”

According to Gartner, NAC will be a key element in a flexible approach to securing a “bring your own device” (BYOD) environment. “The ability to support NAC policies in wireless LANs will become more important during the BYOD era,” said Gartner research director Lawrence Orans.

Available in a range of deployment options, including on-premise, virtual and as a private cloud offering, the Mobile Security Suite addresses the most critical enterprise IT issues driven by the consumerization of IT, including:

“As the use of personal devices in the workplace becomes more prominent, organizations need a way to securely connect users to corporate networks,” said Roger Sands, product line director, Mobility and Wireless, Networking, HP. “Together, Bradford’s network access control and HP Networking solutions allow organizations to securely onboard and profile all types of personal mobile devices onto the network while achieving complete network visibility.”

Availability

The Bradford Networks Mobile Security Suite for HP will be available in March, 2012.

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