Network Infrastructure Visibility
Knowing the makeup of your constantly changing network, switches, routers, hubs, and wireless access points, is fundamental to making sure it is secure. Network Sentry provides a real-time view of your dynamic network infrastructure ensuring that you can detect and prevent any changes that would introduce risk.
Device Profiling and Fingerprinting
With the proliferation of personal and mobile computing devices in organizations, the diversity and the ownership of the devices is difficult to manage. Network Sentry helps to identify and classify each type of device on your network, identify if it is corporate issued or employee-owned, and identify the user on the device to enable role-based network access policies.
The average number of devices per user is on the rise. This phenomenon also increases the attack surface of your network. Ensuring the integrity of wired and wireless devices before they connect to your network minimizes the risk of vulnerabilities and the spread of exploits and malware. Network Sentry, with agentless, dissolvable agent, or a persistent agent, validates the endpoint’s configuration as it tries to join the network. If the configuration is not compliant (i.e. patch missing, outdated antivirus, jailbroken device) then connections can be prevented or users can be warned until the endpoints are remediated.
Segmenting a network and classifying data are two best practices for data protection. Network Sentry, with role-based access control policies, ensures the right users on the right devices gain access to the right set of network segments. Users on corporate issued devices, because they are centrally managed by IT, may have more access on corporate issued devices than personally owned devices.
Guest Management and Self-Registration
Managing the onboarding of guests and employee laptops, tablets, and smartphones to your network, can be a labor intensive and error-prone task. Network Sentry simplifies onboarding by streamlining registration processes. Onboarding of guests can be delegated to deputy onboarding administrators and, when appropriate, users can self-register their own devices shifting the workload from IT to the end users.
Configuring an endpoint such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, for wireless access can be a challenging task. Even with will documented steps for end users, the process can be error prone frustrating the end-user and the staff that take the support calls. Network Sentry’s EasyConnect feature allows organizations to immediately and securely connect personal or corporate issued wireless devices to your network. EasyConnect automatically sets device security configurations, encryption type and other critical security settings on the user’s device, automating the onboarding process and removing the challenge.