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TMCNet:  Bradford Networks Integrates With Fortinet to Deliver Customized Solution for Rapid Threat Response

[May 05, 2014]

Bradford Networks Integrates With Fortinet to Deliver Customized Solution for Rapid Threat Response

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Bradford Networks�, the leading provider of rapid threat response solutions, today announced the availability of Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet, which empowers organizations to contain advanced threats in seconds. Developed following Bradford Networks' technology alliance with Fortinet, this customized version of the recently announced Network Sentry/RTR solution automates the complex threat triage and response process to minimize the risk to assets and intellectual property, protect the brand, and reduce the impact, time, and cost resulting from cyber threats.

"Enterprises are relinquishing control over applications, services and devices and relying more heavily on network-based control points, yet the risk of cyber attacks is higher than ever. A new approach to cyber security, which bridges the gap between the SOC and the NOC to enable real-time, dynamic threat protection is required," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "With its detailed contextual information, correlation, forensics and real-time control over network access, Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet's FortiGate and FortiSandbox products is in a unique position to help cyber security teams remediate sophisticated attacks across hundreds or even thousands of locations. As a key technology alliance partner, we are pleased to support Bradford Networks as they bring this complementary solution to the market for our customers." Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet leverages its unique Live Inventory of Network Connections (LINC) to automatically correlate high fidelity security alerts from the Fortinet FortiGate Firewall Platform with detailed contextual information on compromised endpoints, users and applications. Armed with this information, Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet triggers an automated response based on the severity and business criticality of the security event. In addition, Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet can share user and endpoint profiles with the Fortinet Single Sign-On Agent to enable the Fortinet FortiGate FireWall Platform to apply appropriate security policies in a BYOD environment, enhancing the user experience and minimizing the attack surface for cyber criminals.

Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet enables users to: Reduce threat containment time from days to seconds; Isolate, restrict, or block compromised endpoints from the network in real-time; Leverage historical network forensics to trace the point of compromise; Bridge the workflows between the SOC (security operations center) and the NOC (network operations center) by automatically correlating silos of disparate information; Add contextual information to security alerts and events to gauge business criticality; Dynamically control every user and device's level of network access based on its security posture; Secure enterprise networks with a large number of remote locations.

"The recent explosion of cyber threats requires a fundamentally new approach to cyber security that focuses on rapid remediation. Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet enables enterprises to quickly respond to a security event with confidence, minimizing the time, cost, and impact to contain threats," said James Shen, CEO/President, Fine Tec. "As the top North American distributor for Fortinet and a strategic channel partner of Bradford Networks, we believe that Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet enhances the value of our security product portfolio, and will further allow us to provide our reseller community with a much needed end-to-end solution for cyber threat remediation for their customer base." "Security has never been more challenging for distributed enterprises with a large number of remote locations, and Fortinet provides organizations with a broad range of high-performance firewall solution for threat detection," said Sanjit Shah, vice president of business development, Bradford Networks. "With Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet our mutual enterprise customers can now take immediate action on security threats detected by Fortinet to protect networks, users and data from evolving cyber threats." Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet is generally available and can be deployed as an appliance, virtual appliance, or cloud service, and agentless. Network Sentry/RTR for Fortinet scales to address enterprises of any size.

About Bradford NetworksBradford Networks is the leading provider of rapid threat response solutions that minimize the risk and impact of cyber threats. The company's patented Network Sentry solution enables Cyber Security Teams to continuously assess the risk of every user and endpoint on the network, and automatically remove vulnerable and compromised devices that act as backdoors for cyber criminals. Through its SmartEdge Platform, Network Sentry seamlessly integrates with the leading Advanced Threat Detection solutions to correlate high-fidelity security alerts with a threat's foothold. This unique correlation bridges the silos of security, network, and endpoint information to enable confident, automated threat containment before it has an adverse impact on the business. Bradford Networks' network security solutions are 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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