Mandy Hassall, Director
Six Degrees Ltd
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London, UK – 21 July 2011 — Bradford Networks, the best choice for network security in evolving IT environments, has announced the close of a record-breaking fiscal year 2011 (ended on 30 June). Driven by security concerns around mobile device proliferation and the consumerisation of IT, Bradford achieved a 30 per cent increase in year-over-year bookings, signing more than 80 new customers during the year. Two thirds of new business was from enterprises outside the education space, spanning multiple verticals including healthcare, financial services, energy, retail, government and manufacturing. The company experienced an exceptionally strong second half, posting 41 per cent year-over-year growth and giving it strong momentum entering fiscal 2012.
As the proliferation of mobile devices continues to accelerate, organisations of all types are tasked with ensuring these devices do not compromise network security, and that authorised devices obtain secure, convenient network access. As a result, Bradford experienced exceptional traction in enterprise verticals (non-education). Nearly half of Bradford’s new customers are from these verticals, including Dassault Systèmes, Florida Power & Light, Home Shopping Network, Scholastic Books, Parkland Health & Hospital Systems and UC Irvine Medical Center.
“Consumerisation and mobility are impacting how IT security has to be delivered. Saying ‘no’ to business use of smartphones, tablets and similar devices in the enterprise is no longer an option,” said John Pescatore, vice president, Gartner Research. “These mobility trends point to network access control as a critical capability for supporting business demands, while managing the risk of allowing a wide range of devices access to sensitive networks and information.”
With nearly 800 customers worldwide, Bradford Networks is the network security company of choice for organisations across all verticals. The company’s Network Sentry product family is the first network security offering that automatically identifies and profiles all devices and users on a network, providing complete visibility and control. Network Sentry addresses today’s evolving security challenges, providing:
• Automated Discovery – discovers all IP devices that are connected, or attempting to connect, to wired or wireless networks. This enables organisations to discover and manage all consumer and mobile devices connecting to their networks, including iPhones, iPads, Androids, BlackBerrys, tablets, eReaders and more.
• Enterprise Visibility – provides visibility of all network connections, including all managed and unmanaged devices.
• Greater Access Control – provides customers with control over the configuration and enforcement of access policies. Network Sentry enables organisation to associate all devices with users, enforcing corresponding policy on each device and user.
• ROI on Existing Security Investments – the flexibility of Network Sentry enables easy integration with existing IT infrastructure to securely manage and control desktops, endpoints and network access. This eliminates endpoint vulnerabilities and enforces security policy on all devices attempting to connect to a network.
“The Network Access Control market is continuing to evolve. The onslaught of mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, Androids and BlackBerrys has put considerable strain on security and IT resources, and created tremendous need for a product like Network Sentry that can provide unparalleled visibility into devices and users on a network,” said Dan Haley, CEO, Bradford Networks. “The strong growth we’re experiencing is a testament to the company’s continued innovation and ability to anticipate and meet customer needs as the market shifts.”
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.
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