Bradford Networks Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control

Posted by Tom Murphy on December 12th, 2011

Bradford Networks’ Growth Driven by the “BYOD Phenomenon”

CAMBRIDGE, MA – December 12, 2011 — Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Visionary in the 2011 “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control1.” The research analyzes the evolution of the Network Access Control (NAC) market and evaluates its vendors according to their business and technology vision, as well as their ability to execute against that vision in their products and services.

According to the report, “Gartner believes NAC will emerge as one of the key mechanisms for providing a flexible approach to protecting the network against the risks of personally owned mobile devices.” The analyst firm estimates that the size of the NAC market in 2011 will be approximately $206 million, an increase of approximately 3% over the market in 2010. For 2012, they expect market growth of approximately 10%.

“Bradford is growing 10 times faster than the overall NAC market. We believe this Gartner research reflects our vision of being a flexible security platform benefiting from the BYOD [Bring Your Own Device] phenomenon. We are thrilled to be recognized as a Visionary and proud of our consistent innovation in a market that has gone through three distinct phases,” said Tom Murphy, CMO of Bradford Networks. “Bradford pioneered the NAC market and is committed to advancing the mobile device coverage and service delivery models.”

According to Gartner, “The BYOD phenomenon is driving growth in the NAC market as organizations seek to apply policies specific to personally owned mobile devices.” Gartner also noted, “The BYOD phenomenon has shifted momentum to the NAC pure-play vendors, many of whom have added capabilities in support of personally owned mobile devices.”

Bradford, a pure-play NAC vendor, has grown to approximately 1,000 enterprise customers in over 20 countries with more than 4 million wired and wireless network devices under management. In addition to customer expansion,  Network Sentry 5.3, which can automatically differentiate between a corporate and personal owned mobile device, contributed to Bradford’s visionary status.

1 – Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control,” by Lawrence Orans and John Pescatore, December 8, 2011.

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