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July 23, 2010

Gartner Names Bradford Networks a 'Visionary' in Magic Quadrant for NAC

Bradford Networks (News - Alert) has been positioned as a Visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control or NAC. An announcement in this regard has been made by the top company proven in securing today's heterogeneous networks, Bradford Networks.

An Adaptive Network Security or ANS (News - Alert) platform is provided by Bradford. The changing security needs are dynamically adopted only by this network security solution. Based on pre-established policies, ANS platform automatically responds and securely provides network resources. A particularly strong solution for diverse IT environments is offered by Bradford.

In a release, Gartner (News - Alert) reported, "Network access control will increasingly be used to help enterprises manage the consumerization trend, as more enterprises allow employees to 'bring their own PC to work.' NAC will enable network managers to gain back some control over their networks by allowing access to some devices, while denying access to others. When evaluating NAC solutions, look for vendors that understand the consumerization trend and support, or have plans to support, policies for managing the non-Microsoft (News - Alert) endpoints that will inevitably attempt to connect to your network."

According to Gartner, many enterprises are beginning to resemble college campuses with an increasingly chaotic mix of managed and unmanaged IT on the corporate network. Stand-alone NAC capabilities will see higher demand as employee-owned laptops or smartphones will typically not have corporate endpoint security software on them.

According to Gartner, 2009 saw a decrease of approximately 10 percent in terms of revenue for the NAC market. However, the revenue for Bradford grew by 17 percent for its most recent fiscal year which ended on June 30. Bradford’s future success will be promising as its customer base grew by more than 15 percent. The company also saw 30 percent of new business from outside its core education market.

In a release, Gregg Bjork, CEO, Bradford Networks said, "Bradford has always excelled in diverse IT environments, due to our roots in the education field. We've been successfully securing heterogeneous networks and heterogeneous device bases for over a decade -- and that experience now gives us an edge in corporate and healthcare environments, two big areas of recent growth for us."

Further information about Bradford Networks is available at

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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