Bradford Networks' NAC Secures 1 Million Users During Back-To-School Rush
Unique Pre-Registration Capability Reduces Demand on Help Desk Staff
By Checking Student Computers Before They Arrive on Campus
Concord, NH – September 28, 2007 –Bradford Networks, a leading provider of comprehensive network access control (NAC) solutions, announced today that its Campus Manager solution secured the fall move-in of more than 1 million students and faculty at campuses worldwide, double the number from the previous fall.
Fueling Bradford’s impressive growth was more than 100 new customers deploying NAC for the first time plus growth at campuses that expanded their NAC solutions to include more students, faculty, and staff and secure new wireless deployments.
“We installed Campus Manager during summer break and were looking forward to a better experience than in years past,” said David Wolford, information specialist, University of Alabama at Birmingham. “Campus Manager exceeded all expectations and everyone, from our help desk technicians to senior IT management, enjoyed the best move-in weekend we’ve ever had.”
In addition, many institutions took advantage of Bradford’s unique pre-registration capability to reduce the load their IT staffs during the rush. Campus Manager gives IT staff the flexibility to secure student computers before they arrive on campus by checking for malware, operating system updates, and peer-to-peer software.
“This year we provided our students the ability to register and secure their machines remotely through Campus Manager before they set foot on campus,” said Paul MacAnanny, Technical Services Manager, at Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT. “We gave new and returning students the opportunity to scan and remediate from home as early as July. This allowed students to be aware of the requirements and prepare their machines over the summer months lessening computer set-up time and frustration on move-in weekend. Our help desk team physically handled 60 percent fewer laptops this year, freeing them to work other IT tasks.”
Bradford first delivered Campus Manager in 2002 and has been a leader in providing out-of-band NAC solutions that leverage existing network infrastructure to enforce security policies at the edge of the network.
“Automation is fundamental to streamlining the process of n etwork access control. Pre-registration and self-remediation are central to our approach of providing ‘set-it-and-forget-it’ NAC solutions,” said Mike Gadoury, Bradford Networks founder and CEO. “Customers are demanding solutions that protect their networks, and do so with as little human intervention as possible.”
About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks is dedicated to solving the security challenges facing enterprise, institutions and government by developing innovative network access control solutions for wired, wireless and VPN networks that deliver automated security services by leveraging existing network infrastructures and investments. Privately held, Bradford Networks is located in Concord, NH. For more information, call (603) 228-5300 or visit www.bradfordnetworks.com.