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May 24, 2011

Avenda Collaborates with Meraki to Offer Path for Advanced Network Access Policy Services

Avenda (News - Alert), a provider of Identity-based access control solution, announced that through a partnership with Meraki it will be offering a cost-effective path for advanced network access policy services.

The collaboration is supposed to expand customers’ ability to install enterprise-wide context-aware policy services, NAC, and advanced guest access across all access methods. The proliferation of tablets, smartphones, and web applications is causing IT departments to look at new infrastructure architectures that deliver increased capacity and security and the partnership will supply customers with new tools to build these modern, secure enterprise networks.

Avenda claimed that its eTIPS platform enables common enterprise-wide network policy services for wireless and wired access. The platform is stated to be at the center of Avenda’s identity-aware solution to control, secure, and manage users and devices that attempt to connect to one’s network. As an essential component in any network security and compliance initiative, the eTIPS easily integrates with users’ existing network infrastructure to provide a scalable access control platform allowing for policies that conform to the way users access their wireless, wired and VPN networks.

Also Avenda’s intuitive web-based user interface allows IT organizations to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot user issues from anywhere in the network.

One of the clients of Avenda acknowledged that by using Meraki and Avenda for secure 802.1 X-capable wireless accesses it was able to realize a completely flexible solution for managing who is on the network. The best part is that the products work well together and provide a very efficient way to manage who are allowed onto the network and what they can access.

Officials with Avenda exclaimed that Meraki’s cloud-based high performance wireless networks and easy-to-use, deployment and management features complement Avenda’s model of easy-to-deploy policy services. Customers today can’t afford to spend an excessive amount of time deploying and maintaining new network services, which makes the ROI from the tools provided by Meraki and Avenda increasingly valuable.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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