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:

“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.”

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.

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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.

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