Bradford Networks Mobile Agent App Now Available in Apple’s App Store

Posted by Tom Murphy on December 7th, 2011

New App Enables Secure Network Access for iPads, iPhones;
Automatically Differentiates Between Corporate and Personal Devices

CAMBRIDGE, MA – December 7, 2011 — Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced that the first App to enable secure network access for trusted iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is now available for download in the Apple App Store. The Bradford Networks Mobile Agent App is a feature of the latest version of Bradford Networks’ Network Sentry network access control (NAC) solution, which can automatically differentiate between corporate and personal assets and provision network access accordingly.

According to eMarketer, iPad users will account for 68 percent of the overall U.S. tablet audience by 2014 – a demonstration that Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, will continue to be the device of choice for many employees. The rapid adoption of Apple and similar tablet devices is driving the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend – making it an immediate business imperative to have a strong BYOD security policy within the enterprise. The Bradford Networks Mobile Agent enables these Apple product-users to access the network securely while providing IT with visibility into which device has entered the network.

“Our customers have seen a big increase in the number of Apple devices entering the corporate network,” said Frank Andrus, CTO of Bradford Networks. “We developed the Mobile App to give IT administrators an effective way to differentiate between corporate and personal devices, and enable secure access for trusted devices. The App also gives employees the ability to operate their device natively, meaning they no longer have to sacrifice the functionalities of their device to access the network, creating the foundation for a strong BYOD policy.”

In addition to enhancing network visibility, the Bradford Networks Mobile Agent App gives IT administrators the ability to:

Bradford Networks customers can download the Mobile Agent App at Apps for other platforms such as Android and Windows will follow in the coming months.

Bradford Networks - BYOD

Bradford Networks offers the best solution to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices. The company's flexible Network Sentry platform is the first network security offering that can automatically identify and profile 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.

Bradford Networks - Network Sentry/RTR

Network Sentry/RTR minimizes a threat's impact and the response time for remediation. Network Sentry/RTR leverages its unique Live Inventory of Network Connections (LINC) to automatically correlate high fidelity security alerts from the leading firewall and Advanced Threat Detection solutions, including FireEye, Fortinet, and Palo Alto Networks, with detailed contextual information on compromised endpoints, users and applications. Once identified, Network Sentry/RTR triggers an automated response, based on the severity and business criticality of the incident, to contain compromised devices in real time. Network Sentry/RTR also provides detailed historical information on all network connections, giving security experts unprecedented forensics to help fully understand and investigate the threat's methodology, lifecycle and scope.

Bradford Networks Pitches a Perfect Game for the Miami Marlins

Marlins Park is the spectacular new home of the Miami Marlins baseball team.

Throughout the ballpark there are thousands of different IP devices that are used to run the facility and venue events - including ATM machines, televisions and menu boards, LED display boards, point of sale terminals, sound systems, as well as PCs and laptops used by Marlins staff. For each game there can also be anywhere from 20 to 80 radio and television station personnel who need network access in order to broadcast the games. In addition to the sheer volume and variety, equipment is constantly being added and moved around the ballpark.

Hear how Bradford Networks' Networks Sentry secures the Miami Marlin's ballpark, providing secure, automated networks provisioning for thousands of infrastructure devices.