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Bradford Networks

June 18, 2014 09:00 ET

Bradford Networks to Address Network Security Threats at the 2014 ResNet Student Technology Conference

CTO to Present Best Practices to Protect the Network From the Latest Cyber Threats While Providing a Better User Experience for Students

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2014) -  Bradford Networks™, the leading provider of rapid threat response solutions, today announced its sponsorship of the 2014 ResNet Student Technology Conference at Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA, June 20-24, 2014. During the conference, Bradford Networks' Founder and CTO, Frank Andrus, will present best practices for protecting the network against the latest cyber threats while providing a better user experience for students. Bradford Networks is the Network Access Control vendor of choice for educational institutions worldwide.

Who: Frank Andrus, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Bradford Networks

What: "Pre-Connect Compliance Check...Or Not?"

Mandatory endpoint compliance checks have been a staple of campus networks for years. They are also an endless annoyance for students, who are forced to wait for verification that the anti-virus software on their mobile device is up-to-date and the Operating System is fully patched before they can get on the network. In the past, universities accepted these compliance checks as a necessary fact of life to protect their networks. But these checks aren't designed to stop "Zero Day" attacks caused by new and unknown cyber threats.

With today's advanced cyber threats many institutions are questioning whether it still makes sense to put students through a stringent compliance check every time they connect to the network. In this session, Frank Andrus, CTO of Bradford Networks, explains how Network Access Control (NAC) addresses the essential yet often conflicting goals of network security vs. quality of service.

Session attendees will hear:

  • When you truly need a pre-compliance check and when not
  • Alternative approaches that combine pre-connect and post-connect measures to detect and remediate the small fraction of devices with malware, while leaving the rest alone
  • How to protect the network from the latest cyber threats while providing a better user experience for students
  • Real-world examples of how organizations are ensuring secure BYOD without endpoint compliance checks

When: Monday, June 23, 11:00am - 12:00 pm EDT.

Where:  Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA

For more information on the ResNet Student Technology Conference, please visit the event website at

About ResNet
ResNet is a national organization dedicated to the advancement and research of residential networking technologies and living-learning environments within academic institutions. Students, staff, and faculty from academic institutions around the world participate in the ResNet Listserv and attend the annual ResNet Symposium, a gathering of administrators and specialists who plan, purchase, implement and support residential information technologies in their respective academic institutions. The ResNet organization, conceived in 1992, is dedicated to the research and advancement of technologies and services that support living-learning residential environments at higher education institutions. ResNet also provides an international forum for discussion, collaboration, and professional growth via the organization's many on-line resources and its Annual ResNet Symposium and Professional Development Seminar.

About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks is the leading provider of rapid threat response solutions that minimize the risk and impact of cyber threats. The company's patented Network Sentry solution enables Cyber Security Teams to continuously assess the risk of every user and endpoint on the network, and automatically remove vulnerable and compromised devices that act as backdoors for cyber criminals. Through its SmartEdge Platform, Network Sentry seamlessly integrates with the leading Advanced Threat Detection solutions to correlate high-fidelity security alerts with a threat's foothold. This unique correlation bridges the silos of security, network, and endpoint information to enable confident, automated threat containment before it has an adverse impact on the business. Bradford Networks' network security solutions are used by more than 900 enterprise customers worldwide in markets such as healthcare, financial services, retail, government, education and more. For more information, please visit

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