Independent Research Firm Touts Bradford Networks as a NAC Innovator

Posted by Tom Murphy on April 25th, 2012

Bradford Network’ Network Sentry Cited for Offering Great Value for the Investment; Ranked Ahead of Solutions from ForeScout, Cisco and Juniper

CAMBRIDGE, MA – April 25, 2012Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced that independent research firm Info-Tech Research Group rated the Company as an innovator in the Network Access Control (NAC) market.  Bradford Network’ Network Sentry also received an “Exemplary” product rating, ranking it ahead of solutions from ForeScout, Juniper and Cisco in the product evaluation category.

The NAC market continues to evolve as businesses embrace mobile and Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) trends.  The Info-Tech Research Group NAC Vendor Landscape evaluated solutions that are keeping up with these technology changes to support the full range of employees, guests, managed devices, unmanaged devices and BYOD.  Bradford Networks was highlighted as one of a handful vendors offering full support for a mobile enterprise.  In the report, Info-Tech stated that “Bradford Networks offers powerful NAC from a forward-thinking company.”

The Info-Tech Research Group product analysis also resulted in the following findings about Bradford Networks and its Network Sentry NAC solution:

  • Bradford Networks received a 99 out of 100 value score rating – the value score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to its price point.  Vendors that scored high offer businesses a greater value for the investment (e.g., feature, usability stability, etc…) than the average vendor. Bradford’s value rating was more than double that of vendors such as ForeScout, Cisco and Juniper.
  • Network Sentry received an “Exemplary” product rating, excelling in product features, usability, affordability and architecture;
  • Network Sentry provides strong endpoint baselining, with a variety of agent-driven and agentless approaches;
  • Bradford Networks’ focus on security in a BYOD world ensures that Network Sentry will remain a viable solution as the enterprise evolves;
  • Businesses with a heterogeneous network, in terms of both infrastructure vendors and endpoint devices (e.g. with a BYOD policy), will find Bradford Networks’ NAC very accommodating.

“To safeguard against the security challenges brought about by the BYOD trend, businesses need to be able to distinguish between corporate owned assets and consumer devices, and apply appropriate security policy on all devices,” said Frank Andrus, CTO of Bradford Networks.  “As a pioneer in the NAC market, this evaluation re-affirms Bradford Networks’ commitment to providing customers with the most advanced NAC solution to address the changing enterprise network.”