SOURCE: Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks

May 03, 2010 09:55 ET

Swarthmore and Franklin & Marshall College Share Network Security Best Practices in Upcoming Bradford Networks Webinars

CONCORD, NH--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) -  Bradford Networks, a proven leader in securing today's heterogeneous networks, announced today the next two events in its Adaptive Network Security Webinar series. Both are designed for Educational institutions.

"Simplifying Guest Access Provisioning on Your Campus: A Case Study on Swarthmore"

Who: Mark Dumic, Director Networking & Telecom and Bob Velez, Network Administrator, both of Swarthmore.
       
What: Provisioning guest network access can consume a tremendous amount of help desk time ­ even with the "automated" tools network infrastructure vendors provide. Swarthmore recently elected to upgrade from this type of tool, and now with its new guest access solution in place, any faculty or staff member can provision network access for a guest.
       
In this live event, Swarthmore will describe the college's network infrastructure, including equipment setup; its new guest access policies and procedures; and how it manages the process of securely provisioning guest access for the many consortium students on campus each weekday.
       
When:  Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 11am-noon Eastern/8-9am Pacific
       
Where: Online at www.bradfordnetworks.com
       
How: Register here

"Converging Wired and Wireless Security Solutions: Lessons Learned With Franklin & Marshall College"

Who: Greg Schuman, Network Analyst and Matt Richard, Access & Security Coordinator, both of Franklin & Marshall.
       
What: Like many educational institutions, when liberal arts college Franklin & Marshall originally implemented a wireless network for its students, guests and faculty, it required users to log on via VPN. While the college had a full-featured network access control (NAC) system for its wired network, it did not initially extend it to the wireless network. Over time, users and the IT staff grew frustrated with the VPN process, an inability to use mobile devices on the wireless network, and the administrative overhead required to maintain two separate security systems. So Franklin & Marshall decided to converge the two systems into one.
       
In this webinar, Franklin & Marshall will share lessons learned during the process, including: how to formulate a realistic timeline for completion, specific elements to test during a proof-of-concept, and how to ease the transition for end users.
       
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 11am-noon Eastern/8-9am Pacific
       
Where: Online at www.bradfordnetworks.com
       
How: Register here

Attendees of either event will be eligible for a special promotional offer from Bradford Networks.

About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks is a proven leader in securing today's heterogeneous networks. Bradford's adaptive network security platform fortifies networks and leverages features from existing infrastructure to dynamically enforce policies across both wired and wireless networks. Bradford solutions uniquely identify and profile every device and every user to provide complete visibility and control. Hundreds of customers and millions of users worldwide rely on Bradford to secure their critical IT assets and automate security operations. Bradford Networks is headquartered in Concord, NH and is privately held. For more information about Bradford Networks, call 603-228-5300 or visit us at www.bradfordnetworks.com.

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