SOURCE: Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks

March 18, 2013 09:14 ET

Bradford Networks Integrates With the FireEye Platform to Deliver BYOD Security Solutions

Integrated Security Offering Provides Organizations With Advanced Quarantine Options for Mobile Devices Infected With Stealthy Web and Email Threats

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 18, 2013) - Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, and FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, today announced the technical integration of their product offerings. Through this integration, FireEye and Bradford will offer a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) security solution to provide organizations with advanced quarantining options of corporate-issued and personal mobile devices infected with stealthy Web and email threats.

"BYOD can greatly increase productivity, reduce costs, and drive employee satisfaction, but with it comes additional security risks. The combination of Bradford Networks' solution and the FireEye platform will greatly increase an organization's ability to deal with the risks introduced to the network by endpoints that have been compromised by today's new breed of cyber attacks," said Manish Gupta, senior vice president of products at FireEye. "The FireEye integration with Bradford is indicative of our commitment to continually serving the evolving needs of today's businesses as they embrace new security technologies for efficiency and collaboration."

The FireEye platform unifies many security technologies to help enterprises modernize their security strategies, helping to stop today's new breed of cyber attacks, such as zero-day and advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks that bypass traditional defenses and compromise more than 95 percent of networks. It is a cross-enterprise, signature-less protection platform designed to secure across attack vectors and across every stage of an attack life cycle, from exploit to exfiltration. Bradford Networks' network access control (NAC) solution automatically identifies and profiles all devices and all users on a network -- providing complete visibility into who, what, where, and when someone connects to the network -- and then provisions network access based on pre-defined security policies.

Bradford Networks ensures that connecting devices comply with the company's security configuration policies, while the FireEye platform is designed to ensure the devices are not infected with today's new breed of cyber attacks, such as zero-day threats and APT attacks. Together, the integrated solutions offer rapid isolation of systems and users in the event of a zero-day attack or off-premise APT attack. FireEye identifies an infected system and blocks any malware outbound transmissions to neutralize the cyber attack. In conjunction, Bradford is alerted to the affected end system(s) so that it can enforce advanced isolation policies to mitigate the spread of malware within the network. Bradford Networks automatically applies the company's pre-defined policy to remediate the problem, such as isolating the device at the edge of the network and blocking all communications to the IP address.

Key benefits and features of the integrated Bradford Networks and FireEye solution include:

  • Automated, rapid response - automatically correlates user, device, and location information with newly or previously infected device's IP address for immediate detection and remediation
  • Auto-quarantine - automatically removes or isolates non-compliant or infected devices from the production network
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) - increases security by automatically discovering all infected mobile devices on the network and enforcing security access policies based on user and device profiles to cut IT management overhead

"More and more companies are investing in BYOD solutions to provide employees with the flexibility to use personal devices on the corporate network. We are very pleased to integrate with FireEye to jointly deliver a comprehensive security solution that addresses the Web threat vectors on mobile devices," said Vincent Ma, vice president of business development, Bradford Networks. "This partnership with FireEye adds another key industry player to our BYOD technology ecosystem, which combines the benefits of mobility, security, and MDM solutions with NAC to address customers' unique BYOD strategies."

About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye® has pioneered the next generation of threat protection to help organizations protect themselves from being compromised. Cyber attacks have become much more sophisticated and are now easily bypassing traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, compromising the majority of enterprise networks. The FireEye platform supplements these legacy defenses with a new model of security to protect against the new breed of cyber attacks. The unique FireEye platform provides the industry's only cross-enterprise threat protection fabric to dynamically identify and block cyber attacks in real time. The core of the FireEye platform is a signature-less, virtualized detection engine and a cloud-based threat intelligence network, which help organizations protect their assets across all major threat vectors, including Web, email, mobile, and file-based cyber attacks. The FireEye platform is deployed in over 40 countries and more than 1,000 customers and partners, including over 25 percent of the Fortune 100.

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 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, Bradford Networks provides a view across all brands of network equipment and connecting devices eliminating the network blind spots that can introduce risk. Bradford Networks 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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