SOURCE: Great Bay Software

April 25, 2008 09:55 ET

Great Bay Software Launches Expanded Platform Capacity for Beacon Endpoint Profiler at the Juniper Networks J-Partner Summit

Software Innovator and J-Partner to Demonstrate How Its Award-Winning Endpoint Profiling Provides Real-Time, Contextual Endpoint Visibility

GREENLAND, NH--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Great Bay Software, the innovator of Endpoint Profiling for enterprise networks, today announced it will be releasing significant new capacity enhancements for its flagship product, the Beacon Endpoint Profiler, at the Juniper Networks annual J-Partner Summit, April 27-29 in Las Vegas. The expanded system capacity will allow Juniper Unified Access Control (UAC) customers to improve the opportunity for a successful deployment by facilitating a centralized store of endpoint information in large enterprise environments. The 50k and 100k systems from Great Bay represent a significant increase in capacity and fault tolerance, both critical attributes of solutions for large enterprise.

Discovering and documenting all network attached endpoints is a task that can consume a great deal of time at a large cost. This has been a principal cause of many stalled authentication projects in the past. Great Bay Software's Beacon Endpoint Profiler provides a comprehensive accounting of all network attached endpoints. The information stored within Beacon is leveraged by the Juniper Networks UAC to authenticate endpoints that are not running a client for 802.1X -- whether they are incapable of doing so, new to the enterprise, or in need of temporary access. Now, with the Beacon hardware device's expanded capacity of 50k or 100k endpoints, it is easier than ever to automate network discovery prior to a large UAC deployment.

"Great Bay's solutions continue to complement our UAC offering and enable customers to deploy high-performance networking solutions that better secure and control access to and provide greater visibility into their network," said Doug Erickson, director of worldwide alliance and channel development at Juniper Networks. "We look forward to Great Bay Software participating in our upcoming J-Partner Summit and demonstrating how the combined solution of Juniper UAC and Great Bay Software's Beacon Endpoint Profiler provides a more complete endpoint security solution that customers require."

"Great Bay Software is proud to debut our 50k and 100k systems in support of the market's continuing trend towards large enterprise deployments of 802.1X and NAC," said Steve Pettit, president of Great Bay Software. "As a J-Partner, we have seen the benefits of sharing a strategic and technology partnership with Juniper and its partners, and we look forward to providing more innovation that will assist Juniper customers of all sizes during the deployment of UAC solutions."

About Great Bay Software

Great Bay Software, Inc. is a leading software development firm specializing in Enterprise Endpoint discovery, identity, and administration. The company's flagship product, Beacon Endpoint Profiler™, features applications including the enabling and extending of NAC and 802.1X, providing a comprehensive inventory of all network attached endpoints, and supporting Compliance initiatives mandated in today's business climate. For more information on the Beacon system from Great Bay Software, please visit www.greatbaysoftware.com or call 800.503.1715.

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