London, UK – 27 July 2011 – Bradford Networks has become a strategic supplier of network access and control solutions to Telefónica Soluciones, after successfully supporting its six-figure bid to manage the network at Spain’s largest hospital, Le Fe Hospital in Valencia.
Telefónica Soluciones runs Le Fe Hospital’s network as a managed service, and has deployed Bradford’s Network Sentry platform across the hospital’s Cisco-based IP (data and voice) network to provide comprehensive visibility and management of all network connections. Network Sentry’s Access Manager and Device Tracker solutions will enable Telefónica Soluciones to detect and profile all known and unknown endpoint devices and users accessing the network.
For the telecommunications giant, Network Sentry ticked all of the boxes, including flexibility in integrating easily into the hospital’s existing LAN (local area network) and its ability to handle 802.1X, Radius and ActiveDirectory. After evaluating other networking solutions, Telefónica Soluciones agreed that Network Sentry was also the most cost-effective option. These factors played a major part in the company’s decision to nominate Bradford as a network access and control provider.
“Bradford’s platform can adapt to almost any situation the network demands,” according to Senior Project Management at Telefónica Soluciones. “Network Sentry provides 100 per cent visibility of devices and people accessing the network at any time of day or night. It has also enhanced the network’s efficiency and productivity - for example, thanks to its automation features, we have reduced the number of servers that need to be managed from over half a dozen to just four, which means resources can be redeployed on other parts of the network that require attention. With Bradford we have a world class solution, supported by outstanding professional services and support.”
Scott Tyson, Channel Manager – International of Bradford Networks, added: “Telefónica Soluciones and Le Fe Hospital have selected a best-in-class solution, offering flexibility and efficiency across any network configuration and providing a tangible return on investment. We’re excited about working with Telefónica Soluciones on future projects and helping to expand their portfolio of networking products.”
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation. Its activities are centered mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses with broadband as the key tool for the development of both. The company has a customer base of more than 287 million customers around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy. Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders.
Telefónica Soluciones is the IT Division of Telefónica.
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. Visit www.bradfordnetworks.com
Notes to editors
Network Sentry solutions implemented by Telefonica at Le Fe Hospital include:
o Network Sentry Foundation appliance;
o Access Manager licenses to provide visibility and control of all users and their endpoint devices;
o Guest Manager licenses, to secure network access for guest users and simplify the administration of guest accounts;
o Device Tracker licenses, to lock down the network and allow only known network devices to access the network, and track the activity of all known devices;
o Shared Access Tracker licenses to allow secure, role-based access for users of shared workstations, along with tracking usage and activity.
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