SOURCE: Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks

August 29, 2012 09:00 ET

Bradford Networks and AirWatch Partner to Unveil the Industry's First BYOD Blueprint for Securing Mobile Devices on Corporate Networks

Comprehensive Solution Combines NAC and MDM Technologies to Provide the Foundation for Securing Enterprise BYOD Initiatives

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, and AirWatch, the largest Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider in the world, today announced a strategic relationship in which the companies will deliver a comprehensive mobile security offering that combines the benefits of AirWatch's MDM solutions with Bradford's network access control (NAC) solution. The offering provides an integrated, easy-to-use, and affordable solution that enables enterprises to manage and secure both corporate and employee-owned mobile devices addressing today's bring-your-own-device (BYOD) security concerns.

"We leverage the combined Bradford and AirWatch solutions to ensure the integrity of our network infrastructure and edge devices," said Jeff Barnes, Information Security Officer (ISO) of University of California Irvine Medical Center. "With 100% visibility and control over every device and user on our network, we can define and enforce granular policies to manage risk and ensure compliance."

"The BYOD trend introduced a whole new set of edge devices on networks, challenging IT departments to ensure the security of corporate-issued and personally-owned mobile devices," said John Marshall, CEO, AirWatch. "It is critical, therefore, that organizations recognize the importance of deploying a comprehensive security strategy that encompasses network access control, mobile device management and mobile application management. By joining forces with Bradford, we provide a complete solution that solves the mobile BYOD challenges organizations are facing, and we're excited to provide the industry's first blueprint for BYOD success."

As mobile devices proliferate in the enterprise, companies are struggling to manage the policy, security and support of these devices. The partnership between Bradford and AirWatch delivers the industry's first BYOD Blueprint, a holistic security approach that addresses BYOD's unique set of security challenges. 

  • Provision safe network access to wired and wireless devices that meet endpoint requirements
  • Identify corporate-issued vs. personally-owned wired and wireless devices
  • Correlate employees with the array of wired and wireless devices they own
  • Prevent devices/users from joining a network unless the AirWatch app is installed and running
  • Identify edge devices that do not have the AirWatch agent installed and may introduce risk

"Enterprises can no longer ignore the influx of personal devices making their way onto the corporate network, but allowing the access of these devices requires a deep understanding of your infrastructure as well as an actionable BYOD policy," said Tom Murphy, CMO of Bradford Networks. "AirWatch's broad support for multiple mobile devices and proven track record for policy management make them an ideal partner for implementing the BYOD blueprint."

About AirWatch
AirWatch is the global leader and innovator of enterprise-grade mobile security, mobile device management, mobile application management, mobile content management, mobile email management and BYOD management solutions. AirWatch helps to deploy, secure, monitor and manage an enterprise's entire fleet of Android, Apple iOS, Apple Mac OS X, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone devices. AirWatch offers the industry's most scalable and flexible deployment options with Software as a Service (SaaS), appliance or on-premise solutions. An award-winning company, AirWatch has more than 3,000 customers in the retail, financial services, healthcare, government, distribution, education, hospitality, manufacturing, telecommunications and transportation industries. For more information, visit www.air-watch.com.

About Bradford Networks
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. For more information, please visit www.bradfordnetworks.com.

Network Sentry is a trademark of Bradford Networks, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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