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August 17, 2011

Avenda Releases eTIPS version 4.0 for Optimizing Large-Scale Network Access Security

Avenda (News - Alert) Systems, a provider of identity-based network access security and intelligence, announced the immediate availability of eTIPS version 4.0. 

In a release Santhosh Cheeniyil, CTO at Avenda Systems said, “The consumerization of IT and the demand for a scalable, geographically dispersed access security platform is now a requirement for many enterprises, large and small.”

“This latest version of eTIPS software provides scalability and control on top of the dynamic authentication and authorization, context-aware policy management, and real-time network access visibility and operational intelligence that we have been shipping for over two years,” Cheeniyil added. 

According to officials, Avenda’s latest platform release for physical and virtual machine appliances enables customers to deploy larger, distributed network access security domains or clusters for supporting uniform context-aware policy enforcement especially, in case of scenarios where the enterprise has a geographically dispersed mobile force.

It was revealed that the new capabilities synergize the advantages of flexible attribute-driven policy management, AAA, and network access control (NAC) endpoint compliance, cost effectively.

These capabilities help in making the solution simpler besides reducing the administrative burden and operational limitations of distributed deployments. Such deployments generally need a siloed high-availability model and dedicated management consoles that remove integration complexities, said company sources.

Avenda’s new release provides additional functionality besides the features present in version 4.0 that automates access security of a large, complex, and globally distributed workforce. The new version helps manage a dynamic mobile environment and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives such as the ability to assign granular administrative privileges per location, job role, and access method.

The features also include enhanced endpoint health assessments that encompass checks for USB devices, and granular hot fixes/patch compliance; global command and control capabilities for proactively altering an endpoint’s status over wireless and wired connections from a central console and flexibility to automate the registration of personal devices like iPads, laptops, tablets and smartphones, said officials.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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