Bradford Networks Granted U.S. Patents for Innovation

Posted by Joanne Godfrey on June 26th, 2013

Patents Cover Key Features of the Company’s Award-Winning Network Access Control Solution including Automated Configuration of Network Devices and Guest Management

Cambridge, Mass., June 26, 2013— Bradford Networks™, the best choice to secure network access for BYOD, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company two U.S. Patents. These patents cover the core functionality of Bradford Networks’ award-winning Network Sentry product, and empower the company to deliver competitively superior and unique solutions for secure bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to its customers.

The first U.S. patent, for invention # 8,458,301, is for the automated configuration of network devices.  This feature automatically configures network infrastructure devices, such as ports and switches, for the appropriate network access based on dynamic, pre-defined polices and real-time inputs from the network.  It can also block any non-compliant device from connecting to the network and provide a path for self remediation.

The second U.S. patent, for invention # 8,458,314, significantly enhances Network Sentry’s guest management capabilities.  Through this feature, non-technical staff can quickly and easily set up guest user accounts without the need to engage IT staff, thereby significantly reducing management overhead while ensuring secure network access for visitors and guests.

“These patented technologies support the core functionality that powers our ability to dynamically assess the risk to a network based on key attributes such as the user (who), the device type (what), the location (where) and the time-of-day (when).  By enabling users to define policies based on these parameters, Network Sentry provides an extremely flexible yet truly complete and secure solution for BYOD,” said Frank Andrus, CTO, Bradford Networks. “These patents demonstrate Bradford Networks’ commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry and delivering highly innovative solutions for secure BYOD that support our customers’ needs now and in the future.”

About Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks offers the best solution to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices. The company’s patented Network Sentry solution is the first network security offering that can automatically identify all devices and all users on a network, providing complete visibility and control. Unlike vendor-specific network security products, Network Sentry provides a view across all brands of network equipment and connecting devices eliminating the network blind spots that can introduce risk.  Network Sentry is used by more than 900 enterprise customers worldwide in markets such as healthcare, financial services, retail, government, education and more. For more information, please visit www.bradfordnetworks.com.