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Bradford Networks

September 09, 2013 09:14 ET

Bradford Networks Releases Network Sentry 6.1 to Enhance Endpoint Control and Remediation

New Version Includes REST API for Tighter Integrations With Leading Security, Mobile Device Management, and Network Infrastructure Vendor Solutions

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2013) - AirWatch Connect Mobility Expo -- Bradford Networks™, the best choice to enable secure BYOD, today unveiled Network Sentry 6.1, the latest version of its award winning Network Access Control solution (NAC). The new version includes a REST API to extend and tighten integrations with leading security, mobile device management, and network infrastructure solutions for greater endpoint visibility, control and remediation. The Company also announced several new features to provide greater support for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. Bradford Networks will be showcasing Network Sentry 6.1, including the integration with AirWatch, in Booth 106 at the AirWatch Connect Mobility Expo, Sept. 9-12 in Atlanta.

Through Network Sentry's SmartEdge Platform, industry-leading security, mobile device management and network infrastructure vendors can integrate with Network Sentry to deliver complete and secure solutions for BYOD. The addition of a REST API improves and strengthens these integrations, providing organizations with more detailed information and control over the users and devices attempting to access the network, thereby maximizing productivity while mitigating risk.

"The addition of a REST API provides a much tighter integration between Network Sentry and our EMM solution," said Kevin Keith, director of business development, AirWatch. "Our integration with Bradford Networks provides enhanced security and value to our customers. The joint solution ensures that devices and users have the appropriate network access and that each device is compliant with policy, configurations are up to date, and no unauthorized applications are installed."

In addition, the company announced new features to improve BYOD support and enhance the ease of use of Network Sentry:

  • Enhanced Mobile Device Management (MDM) Services: The combination of NAC and MDM provides the foundation for a holistic security approach that addresses BYOD's unique set of security challenges. Bradford Networks provides a new, easily configured connection between Network Sentry and leading MDM solutions, such as AirWatch.
  • Support for Roaming Guests: As organizations become increasingly mobile, providing easy network access across campuses and offices is critical. The new Roaming Guest feature enables organizations to provide full network access to users on disparate domains without requiring additional registration or onboarding processes.
  • Simplified Guest Access Management for Large-Scale Events: With Network Sentry 6.1, organizations can now easily create multiple captive portals, enabling customers such as hotels and conference centers to create different portals for multiple conferences being held at the same time. This ensures quick, easy access for each conference attendee, while maintaining granular control over the users and devices connecting to the network.
  • Complete Device Visibility for Enhanced Endpoint Protection: Network Sentry 6.1 has complete visibility into every application installed on mobile devices to minimize vulnerabilities and protect against breaches.

"Despite more and more organizations adopting BYOD policies, many businesses lack the necessary visibility and control of devices attempting to connect to their network to ensure that BYOD isn't introducing risk. The enhancements to Network Sentry 6.1 are designed to tighten integrations with our partners, improve our BYOD ecosystem, and provide greater visibility, control and automated remediation capabilities to the very edge of the network," said Frank Andrus, CTO, Bradford Networks.

Network Sentry Version 6.1 with the Network Sentry SmartEdge Platform is generally available.

Vincent Ma, Bradford Networks, VP of Business Development will be presenting a session entitled, "Managing the BYOD Onslaught with a Bradford Networks and AirWatch Blueprint for Success," on Tuesday, September 10 at 1:30 pm, at the AirWatch Connect Mobility Expo.

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. 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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