Our industry solutions for Education, Enterprise, Healthcare and Retail organizations offer insight into solving industry-specific issues for securing these diverse networks. Utilizing Bradford’s adaptive approach to network security, organizations gain a network security approach that changes, adapts, and automatically responds to network threats specific to their environment.
Educational institutions have security demands that are unique. K-12 school districts with shared computers and visiting laptops; boarding schools with resident students and faculty; colleges and universities with a multitude of resident and commuter students associated with computers, smart phones and game consoles – all need secure access to the network.
Add the visiting guests, faculty, lecturers and parents, as well as a myriad of IP-enabled devices, and the need for an adaptive approach to network security becomes a necessity.
As enterprise networks become more dispersed, administrators are challenged with protecting network integrity while providing access anytime, anywhere. Organizations have invested heavily in their networks to prevent unauthorized access to data, but as business expands to include remote locations, home offices, hot spots in coffee shops, hotels, and other locations, the problem becomes more complicated.
Implementing Bradford’s Network Sentry allows enterprise organizations to leverage the many network security technologies they’ve already invested in to enhance visibility and automate network management and security policy enforcement.
The demands on healthcare IT staff continue to grow, as security regulations relating to patient privacy become more stringent, and as more users – visitors, patients, visiting clinicians – are accessing the network. In addition, medical devices and other IP-enabled equipment present their own security and provisioning challenges, solved by solutions based on Bradford’s Network Sentry solution.
The simplest way to reduce the scope and effort of your PCI DSS audit is to ensure proper network segmentation for the systems that store, process, or transmit cardholder data from those systems that do not. Network segmentation can be achieved by restricting access to network segments using network access control. Without adequate network segmentation (sometimes called a “flat network”) the entire network can be in scope. No matter what type of segmentation you select, Qualified Security Assessors (QSA’s) regularly verify the the isolation of the cardholder network.
Leveraging Network Access Control will allow you to easily isolate the cardholder network to prevent unauthorized access to critical systems, know exactly what devices are connected to your network at any given time, detect/prevent a rogue device that tries to connect to the wired/wireless cardholder network and enable safe wireless access to the cardholder network by registering/authorized devices and users.