Bradford and Fortinet ink partnership to offer integrated bring-your-own-device security solution

Infotech Lead Asia: Bradford Networks and Fortinet announced their partnership to offer an integrated scalable and flexible bring-your-own-device (BYOD) security solution.

The integration of technology from Fortinet and Bradford provides enterprises with an end-to-end view of network activity, including users and devices, to improve security while increasing productivity.

“While BYOD is a great enabler for the enterprise, the influx of devices used by employees and other users creates significant security and management challenges. It is critical that organizations have full visibility and management of devices and users on their network,” said Patrick Bedwell, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet.

Fortinet’s FortiGate security platform provides security and networking functions, including firewall, application control, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-spam and WAN acceleration, while Bradford Networks’ Network Sentry delivers network access control (NAC) solution to enable a secure BYOD strategy.

The joint offering correlates network traffic and security data with endpoint device and user information to provide total visibility, control and secure network access for corporate-issued and personally owned mobile devices.

“We expect our partnership with Fortinet to drive greater awareness around the need for organizations to proactively address the security implications introduced with BYOD,” said Vincent Ma, VP business development, Bradford Networks.

“Fortinet understands the inherent value of striking the right balance between accessibility and security for personal and corporate-owned mobile devices, and we look forward to enabling a scalable and secure BYOD solution for our joint customers,” Ma added.

Recently, reported that Fortinet, a provider of network security solutions, announced FortiOS 5.0, the advanced security operating system that is the foundation for all Fortinet FortiGate integrated security platforms, offering more security, intelligence and controls to help enterprises be better protected against today’s advanced threats and enable more secure BYOD environments.

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