SOURCE: Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks

November 13, 2013 13:06 ET

Bradford Networks and Fiberlink Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Cloud-Based Security for the Mobile Enterprise

Integrated BYOD Security Solution Combines the Benefits of MDM and NAC; Meets Demand for Fast and Comprehensive BYOD Solution

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) - Bradford Networks™, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, and Fiberlink, the leader in cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM), today announced a strategic partnership. Through this partnership the companies have developed an integrated solution that combines Bradford Networks' award-winning network access control (NAC) solution, Network Sentry, with Fiberlink's MaaS360 mobility management platform to enable secure Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) across networks, devices and applications.

Network Sentry provisions safe, role-based network access, based on user, device, location and time of day. MaaS360 enables businesses to quickly enforce mobile policies that boost productivity, protect employee privacy, and secure sensitive data on mobile devices. The Network Sentry/MaaS360 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 Network Sentry/MaaS360 solution is generally available. Key benefits include:

  • Rapid deployment with seamless employee onboarding for BYOD programs and corporate issued devices;
  • Ability to identify mobile devices that are registered with MaaS360 and provision network access based on pre-defined policies;
  • Auto-provision and proactively monitor mobile devices for security and compliance management;
  • Identify and isolate non-compliant, jail broken and rooted devices and redirect them to self-remediation through a web portal;
  • Provides a complete inventory of all applications on each MaaS360 registered device to minimize vulnerabilities and protect against security breaches.

The Bradford Networks/MaaS360 integration 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.

"There is a natural synergy between EMM and network access control solutions to provide complete protection. When done right, the customer receives comprehensive end-to-end policy management and security," said Jim Szafranski, senior vice president of customer platform services at Fiberlink. "Our MaaS360 technology integrated with Bradford Networks' Network Sentry streamlines mobile device access and provides the mobile security CISO's demand in this fast paced mobility landscape."

MaaS360 is the only true cloud-based mobility management platform, which makes this integrated solution ideal for the growing number of organizations looking for a scalable, flexible solution to address network security needs brought on by BYOD.

"To ensure the security and integrity of all devices -- both corporate and employee-owned -- and protect access to corporate assets, companies must deploy a comprehensive security strategy that encompasses network access control and mobile device management," said Tom Murphy, CMO of Bradford Networks. "MaaS360 is the leading cloud-based EMM solution and as BYOD adoption rapidly spreads to businesses of all sizes, it is the perfect complement to our solution. We are excited to add them to our roster of leading BYOD ecosystem technology partners."

About MaaS360
MaaS360 by Fiberlink is the trusted enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution to more than 5,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We make working in a mobile world simple and safe by delivering comprehensive mobile security and management for applications, documents, email, and devices. Instantly accessible from the web, MaaS360 is easy to use and maintain and provides the flexibility organizations need to fully embrace mobility in every aspect of their business. Backed by the most responsive support in the industry, we put our customers first by providing them with the best user experience for IT and employees. To learn more go to http://www.maas360.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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