From the Wires
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
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 13, 2012 03:43 PM
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:
"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, "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
Network Sentry is a trademark of Bradford Networks, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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