Bradford Networks Network Sentry 6.0 Wins ‘Best Buy’ in SC Magazine Group Test

Posted by Tom Murphy on October 1st, 2012

Newly Released Network Sentry 6.0 Network Access Control Solution Receives Five Stars in Every Review Category; Heralded as a ‘Homerun’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 1, 2012 — Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced that its newly released Network Sentry 6.0 was rated as SC Magazine’s ‘Best Buy’ in the Identity Management, Network Access Control (NAC) and DLP Group Test. The industry leading NAC solution scored five stars in every review category and outscored solutions from all 14 other vendors in the Group Test including Forescout, Hitachi ID Systems, McAfee, NetIQ, and Quest. Network Sentry 6.0 provides organizations with a foundation for enabling bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies that empower IT to discover, define and control how devices and users gain access to network resources. The Network Sentry 6.0 SC Magazine product review, available in the October 2012 issue, can be found at:

The SC Magazine review states that “Bradford Networks has hit a homerun with this tool,” and that the product is “worthy of attention for organizations looking to implement a robust network access control program.” The review also highlights several innovations and features including:

“We’re honored that Network Sentry was again named the ‘Best Buy’ in the NAC category by one of the preeminent security publications in the industry,” Frank Andrus, CTO, Bradford Networks. “Network Sentry 6.0 was designed to provide our customers with a quick and easy way to implement a BYOD strategy that enables full device visibility and control. This review is recognition of the hard work and innovation of our research and development team, and of the Bradford Networks customers who were integral in providing feedback and recommendations.”

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

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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.

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