Bradford Networks Partners with Fortinet to Offer Broad BYOD Security Solutions
October 30, 2012
By Jyothi Shanbhag
, TMCnet Contributor
Bradford Networks (News - Alert) recently inked a new strategic partnership with Fortinet (News - Alert), a high-performance network security specialist, to build new integrated scalable and flexible bring-your-own-device (BYOD) security solutions.
Speaking on this note, Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet, said that the integration of technology from Fortinet and Bradford Networks provides enterprises with an end-to-end view of network activity including users and devices to improve security while increasing productivity – something that’s essential to any successful BYOD strategy.
This new partnership is particularly aimed at offering visibility, control and protection from network security threats to corporate-issued and personally owned mobile devices.
"While BYOD is a great enabler for the enterprise, the influx of devices used by employees and other users creates significant security and management challenges. It is critical that organizations have full visibility and management of devices and users on their network," added Bedwell.
Fortinet's FortiGate security platform is built to offer firewall, application control, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and WAN acceleration, whereas Bradford Networks' Network Sentry offers network access control (NAC) solution to enable a secure BYOD strategy.
Now with the introduction of a new integrated solution, users can automatically find all mobile devices on the network and provision network access based on user and device policies – not to mention they can also better take notice of suspicious network traffic, events and anomalies as well as permit only trusted mobile devices to access network resources.
“We expect our partnership with Fortinet to drive greater awareness around the need for organizations to proactively address the security implications introduced with BYOD," said Vincent Ma, VP business development, Bradford Networks.
Ma added that their company understands the inherent value of striking the right balance between accessibility and security for personal and corporate-owned mobile devices, and they look forward to enabling a scalable and secure BYOD solution for their joint customers.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo