SOURCE: Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks

September 27, 2010 08:02 ET

SC Magazine Names Bradford's Network Sentry "Best Buy" for Network Access Control Second Year in a Row

Network Sentry Earns Five-Star Rating in Group Test

CONCORD, NH--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - Bradford Networks, the best choice for network security in evolving IT environments, announced today that SC Magazine named the company's Network Sentry™ the overall "Best Buy" in its Group Test for "Access Management: Network Access Control," and also bestowed a prestigious five-star overall rating on the product. The review appeared in the September 1, 2010 issue of SC Magazine. Bradford has now earned SC Magazine's "Best Buy" rating for two straight years, 2009 and 2010.

Bradford's Network Sentry addresses the network security challenges posed by today's complex threat environment and the operational demands security enforcement places on IT. Built on Bradford's Adaptive Network Security™ (ANS) platform -- which represents the evolution of NAC -- it is the first 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 equipment and devices so nothing falls through the cracks. 

The SC Magazine "Best Buy" rating is awarded to the product that the reviewers rate as "outstanding." During the Group Test, several vendors' solutions were reviewed and rated. Bradford achieved an overall five-star rating, and five stars for five out of the six categories: Features, Ease of Use, Performance, Documentation, Support, and Value for the Money.

Network Sentry's flexibility, out-of-the-box functionality, and depth and breadth of solution were called out throughout the review. Its ease-of-management and configuration tools were described as "great device-discovery tools with the ability to phase in protection; nice guest and sponsor-based access tools." Additionally, the Network Sentry user interface was described as "mature and provides easy navigation options to quickly switch between views."

"We are honored to have been named the 'Best Buy' for NAC for the second year in a row, by one of the industry's most respected security publications," said Frank Andrus, CTO of Bradford Networks. "We've worked hard to ensure that Network Sentry continues to meet customers' needs, even as the nature of security threats has changed over time. This award is a tribute to all at Bradford who helped develop Network Sentry, including the many customers who contributed valuable feedback and suggestions."

About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks offers the best network security solutions for evolving IT environments. 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 equipment and devices so nothing falls through the cracks. Hundreds of customers and millions of users worldwide rely on Bradford to secure their IP networks. Visit www.bradfordnetworks.com.

Network Sentry and Adaptive Network Security are trademarks of Bradford Networks Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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