SOURCE: Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks

September 23, 2013 09:30 ET

Bradford Networks and MobileIron Partner for Secure and Compliant BYOD

Leading NAC and MDM Providers Deliver Integrated Solution That Combines Device and Network Access Security for a Complete BYOD Solution

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - Bradford Networks™, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, and MobileIron, the leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a fully integrated network access control (NAC) and mobile device management (MDM) solution. The integrated solution combines device-level security with network access security to provide organizations with a foundation for a secure, comprehensive bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy.

Bradford Networks' Network Access Control (NAC) solution provisions safe, role-based network access, based on user, device, location and time of day. MobileIron's Advanced Mobile Management solution creates a virtual perimeter to secure mobile delivery of business data and applications, while preserving an excellent user experience, even on employee-owned smartphones and tablets. The Bradford Networks/MobileIron integration enables customers to ensure that devices and users have appropriate network access and that each device is compliant based on pre-defined policies, configurations are up to date, and no unauthorized applications are installed.

The integrated solution utilizes Bradford Networks' Network Sentry SmartEdge Platform™, an open Application Programmer Interface (API) that enables industry-leading security, mobility management, and wired/wireless vendors to easily integrate with Network Sentry and create holistic solutions for secure BYOD.

"The influx of personal devices on corporate networks can create security risks and management headaches," said Ojas Rege, VP Strategy, MobileIron. "The integration of our MobileIron platform with Bradford Networks' NAC solution gives organizations the critical security they need at both the device and network access levels. The result is a stronger, more secure BYOD environment."

With the integrated Bradford Networks and MobileIron solution, customers can:

  • Identify corporate and personal devices based on MobileIron's classification information and then provision appropriate network access based on pre-defined policies for each user and device;
  • Automatically provision full network access to corporate devices that have the MobileIron agent installed and are compliant;
  • Isolate non-compliant devices (such as jailbroken devices) and provide self-remediation through a web portal;
  • Dynamically adjust a device's access rights based on status inputs from MobileIron (e.g. if the MobileIron agent is uninstalled or the device is non-compliant).

"To ensure the security and integrity of devices -- both corporate and employee-owned -- as well as protect access to corporate resources and assets, companies must deploy a comprehensive security strategy -- a BYOD Blueprint -- that encompasses network access control and mobile device management," said Tom Murphy, CMO of Bradford Networks. "MobileIron's deep expertise and experience with enterprise mobility management make them an integral component to a successful BYOD program. We're excited to expand our roster of leading BYOD ecosystem technology partners with the addition of MobileIron, and to deliver comprehensive security solutions for BYOD."

About MobileIron
The leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, MobileIron's mission is to enable organizations around the world to embrace mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Leading global companies rely on MobileIron's scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives, including 8 of the top 10 automotive manufacturers, 7 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, 5 of the top 10 banks, 5 of the top 10 law firms, and 4 of the top 10 retailers. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.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 solution is the first network security offering that can automatically identify 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. Network Sentry is now 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 www.bradfordnetworks.com.

Network Sentry and SmartEdge are trademarks of Bradford Networks, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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