Bradford Networks Announces Network Sentry/Analytics 1.5 at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

New Version of Cloud-Based Service Leverages Data From Entire BYOD Ecosystem to Identify and Manage Risk

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - GARTNER Security & Risk Management Summit -- Bradford Networks™, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced the availability of Network Sentry/Analytics version 1.5, a cloud-based service that analyzes long-term network access data to provide a unique perspective on bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trends. Bradford Networks will be demonstrating Network Sentry/Analytics at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Booth #98.

The new version of Network Sentry/Analytics integrates with the Company's Network Sentry SmartEdge Platform™. This open platform provides the foundation for an integrated BYOD ecosystem comprising of leading security, mobility management and wired/wireless infrastructure vendor solutions together with Bradford Networks' Network Access Control (NAC) solution. By leveraging and correlating data from the BYOD ecosystem, Network Sentry/Analytics 1.5 delivers a unique, holistic perspective that enables companies to build a long-term BYOD strategy, plan for capacity, profile user behavior and mitigate risk.

Network Sentry/Analytics customers include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Chandler Unified School District
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • National Penn Bank
  • North West University
  • Old Republic International Corporation
  • Pepperdine University
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Care Systems
  • The University of Nottingham

"Network Sentry/Analytics gives us a global, long-term view of what's going on across our network. We can visualize what direction trends are going, analyze the root causes through its drill down reports, and identify and prepare for spikes. In particular, it will help us with our capacity planning and enable us to prepare for our peak season -- during the winter months -- and seamlessly support the additional 25-30 percent more patients and visitors accessing our network," said John Bozer, director information systems, Sarasota Memorial Health Care Systems. "Having Network Sentry/Analytics as a cloud-based service is a major advantage because we get a lot of value-add information without the burden of managing additional infrastructure."

In addition to the integration with the Network Sentry SmartEdge Platform, Network Sentry/Analytics 1.5 extends the depth and breadth of information it stores for each and every network connection to give users an accurate overview of trends, as well as the ability to drill down and isolate the root cause of specific issues.

Network Sentry/Analytics 1.5 also includes:

  • Fully customizable reports that enable users quickly compare different time periods, users, devices, applications and any other parameter
  • Drill downs to gain further insights into the root cause of any issue and understand how it impacts long-term trends
  • Built-in robust indexing and filtering capabilities to enable users to create detailed reports using very limited search criteria such as IP address, location, or connection time
  • Turnkey reports that can be leveraged to demonstrate compliance
  • Reports that profile end-user device types to proactively address application interoperability issues
  • Capacity reports that identify potential wireless infrastructure bottlenecks

"The BYOD trend is happening so fast that organizations are struggling to profile the changes taking place and this leaves critical questions unanswered," said Tom Murphy, CMO of Bradford Networks. "By integrating with the Network Sentry SmartEdge Platform, Network Sentry/Analytics 1.5 can now correlate data across the entire BYOD ecosystem to identify hot spots for risk."

Availability, Deployment & Pricing

Network Sentry/Analytics 1.5 is deployed on a highly scalable Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) hosting platform and is generally available. All Bradford Networks customers who have deployed Network Sentry version 5 and higher can leverage Network Sentry/Analytics.

About Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

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About Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks offers the best solution to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices. The company's patented Network Sentry solution is the first network security offering that can automatically identify 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 900 enterprise customers worldwide in markets such as healthcare, financial services, retail, government, education and more. For more information, please visit www.bradfordnetworks.com.

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