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Bradford Networks

December 03, 2012 10:30 ET

Bradford Networks Announces 2012 Partner of the Year Awards

Company Honors Accuvant and Khipu Networks for Helping to Fuel Global Expansion and Positioning Bradford Networks as an Important Component of Their BYOD Offerings

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) -  Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced that Accuvant is the 2012 North American Partner of the Year, and Khipu Networks is the 2012 International Partner of the Year. As members of Bradford Networks strategic reseller alliance network, both companies leverage Bradford Networks' network access control (NAC) solutions as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing the latest security threats impacting their customers, including the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend. The awards were announced at the Bradford Networks Annual Global Partner Advisory Council meeting held recently in Boston. 

"Bradford Networks' partner network is integral to the success of our company and is fueling our growth across North America and globally. With the increasing demand for network access control as part of a comprehensive solution for addressing network security and BYOD, we believe that Bradford Networks, with the support of its partners, is uniquely positioned to lead the market in 2013 and beyond," said Michael Killoran, VP Worldwide Sales, Bradford Networks. "Both Accuvant and Khipu Networks have invested heavily in ensuring the success of our partnerships in order to provide the best offerings to our joint customers. They exemplify the innovation and vision of our partners, and we congratulate them on these well-deserved awards."

Accuvant - 2012 North American Partner of the Year

Accuvant is a research-driven information security partner delivering alignment between IT security and business objectives, clarity to complex security challenges and confidence in complex security decisions. Since 2002, more than 4,500 organizations, including half of the Fortune 100 and 800 federal, state and local entities, have trusted Accuvant with their security challenges.

Accuvant has helped validate Network Sentry as a component of the BYOD Blueprint, bundling it together with proprietary Accuvant services as well as mobility, security and MDM technology products from leading vendors. By offering a complete solution for BYOD, Accuvant has helped to foster strong growth for Bradford Networks in strategic markets including healthcare, education, government, enterprise, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment. Through Accuvant, leading organizations are now using Network Sentry to gain complete network visibility and control across their networks and support their BYOD strategies.

"With the resurgence of the need for network access control thanks to BYOD, partnering with an industry leader such as Bradford Networks helps Accuvant comprehensively address our customers' network security challenges," said Andy Welsh, Accuvant's director of partner alliances. "We are very pleased to receive this award from Bradford Networks, which recognizes the investment we've made in this relationship and successes we're achieving."

Khipu Networks - 2012 International Partner of the Year

Khipu Networks are a Cyber Security Solutions provider and one of the Europe's leading advanced system integrators. With over 10 years' experience it is one of a very small number of companies who have the technical expertise and products to respond to customers commercial and business challenges.

Khipu Networks has helped fuel Bradford Networks' global expansion across Europe as well as South Africa and Asia-Pacific markets. The company was also a driving force behind the integration of Network Sentry with several strategic BYOD technologies, including the recently announced integration with Palo Alto Networks. 

Khipu Networks is directly responsible for many of Bradford Networks' international customers including University of Oxford (16 Colleges including Lady Margaret Hall, Pembroke College, St Anne's College and New College Oxford), University of Nottingham (UK, China & Malaysia), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Isavia, the national airport and air navigation provider of Iceland. In addition to its sales activities, Khipu Networks has extensive technical knowledge of Network Sentry and offers unparalleled pro-active support and services to joint customers. Khipu Networks also uniquely partners with other Bradford Network resellers to provide support services to their customers.

"The BYOD trend is gaining significant momentum worldwide, and our customers are looking for comprehensive solutions to support BYOD while ensuring the security of their environments. Bradford Networks is a core driver of our cyber security offering, and enables us to provide our customers with a comprehensive security solution that addresses these needs," said Matt Ashman, Co-Founder and Sales Director, Khipu Networks. "We are honored to receive this recognition and look forward to strengthening our partnership with Bradford Networks and expanding our joint market reach."

For more information on the Bradford Networks partner program, please visit http://www.bradfordnetworks.com/partner.

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

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