Bradford Networks and Palo Alto Networks Partner to Provide a

Bradford Networks and Palo Alto Networks Partner to Provide a Secure
BYOD Solution 
Integrated Security Solution Extends Application, Content, and
User-Based Firewall Policies to Personal Mobile Devices 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 --   Palo Alto Networks
Ignite Conference -- Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable
secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile
devices, and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the network security
company, today announced a technology partnership to deliver an
integrated bring-your-own-device (BYOD) security solution. Through
this integration, Palo Alto Networks and Bradford Networks extend
application, content, and user-based firewall policies to
personally-owned mobile devices, thereby enabling companies to ensure
full network visibility and control over all devices on their
networks. 
"BYOD can be a double-edged sword for many organizations. Companies
would like to embrace BYOD to reduce costs and improve productivity,
but unchecked, it can create major network security headaches," said
Chad Kinzelberg, vice president of Business and Corporate Development
for Palo Alto Networks. "Our partnership with Bradford Networks will
help enterprises gain greater visibility and awareness of every
device that connects to their network -- both corporate and
personally owned -- and allow enterprises to apply the appropriate
firewall policy to each device based on the specific user's profile,
which is critical to adopting a secure BYOD strategy." 
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall enforces network policy
through the business-relevant elements of application (App-ID), user
(User-ID) and content (Content-ID). Through the integration with Palo
Alto Networks, Bradford Networks identifies all devices on the
network, regardless of corporate or personal ownership, and sends
their username and IP address information to the next-generation
firewall which then applies the appropriate application, content, and
user-based firewall policy to the personally-owned mobile device.
This integration extends User-ID to cover BYOD use-case scenarios
where personally owned devices may not be a part of the corporate
domain. 
The integrated Bradford Networks and Palo Alto Networks solution
provides 
full visibility and control over every user and device
accessing the network thereby enabling companies to proactively
address the evolving security needs of BYOD. Key benefits and
features of the integrated solution include: 


 
--  Full Automation to Reduce IT Management Overhead - Automatically
    discovers all mobile devices on the network and automatically
    provisions network access and firewall policies based on the user's
    and device type;
--  Dynamic Mobility Risk Assessment - Proactively detects suspicious
    network traffic, events and anomalies and allows only trusted mobile
    devices to access network resources;
--  Advanced Network Forensics - delivers full visibility into all the
    wired and wireless devices connecting and disconnecting from a
    network, and can immediately identify and locate a suspicious device;
--  Auto-Remediation for Non-Compliant Devices - automatically removes or
    isolates non-compliant or infected devices from the network based on
    risk tolerance policies;
--  Secure and Automated Onboarding - users have secure access to the
    network resources they need on corporate-issued and personally-owned
    devices.

  
"The number and types of devices that employees now want to use at work
to boost productivity creates real security challenges for IT," said
Vincent Ma, vice president of business development, Bradford
Networks. "The partnership with Palo Alto Networks allows our joint
customers to understand exactly who is accessing their network, and
what device they're using, while ensuring that each specific device
and user has the proper firewall policies applied to them based on
their user credentials. This is a critical step forward in ensuring
our customers can enable BYOD in a secure manner." 
Bradford Networks is a sponsor of the Palo Alto Networks Ignite
Conference, which takes place November 12-14, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV.
Partners attending the conference can visit Bradford Networks' booth
to learn more about the Bradford Networks and Palo Alto Networks
integrated BYOD solution.  
About Palo Alto Networks
 Palo Alto Networks(TM) is the network
security company. Its innovative platform allows enterprises, service
providers, and government entities to secure their networks and
safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of
applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto
Networks' platform is its Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers
application, user, and content visibility and control integrated
within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and software
architecture. Palo Alto Networks' products and services can address a
broad range of network security requirements, from the data center to
the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise, which
includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices. Palo
Alto Networks' products are used by more than 9,000 customers in over
100 countries. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.  
Palo Alto Networks, "The Network Security Company," the Palo Alto
Networks Logo, App-ID, GlobalProtect, and WildFire are trademarks of
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. in the United States and in jurisdictions
throughout the world. All other trademarks, trade names or service
marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners. 
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 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 network
equipment and connecting devices eliminating the network blind spots
that can introduce risk. Network Sentry is now used by more than 800
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. 
Media Contact:
Whitney Parker
fama PR
phone: 617-986-5011
email: bradfordnetworks@famapr.com 
 
 
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