Enterasys Networks Regarded as a Leader in Network Access Control
Independent Research Firm Recognizes Enterasys NAC for Integration and Application Control
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Andover, MA — Aug 1, 2011
Enterasys Networks, Siemens Enterprise Communications company, and premier global provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions, today announced that it has been named a leader in the June 2011 report: “The Forrester Wave™: Network Access Control (NAC), Q2 2011”. This third-party research is further validation that Enterasys NAC provides customers with leading unified protection for wired and wireless heterogeneous infrastructures, including advanced guest services provided at no extra cost. Enterasys NAC was recognized in Forrester’s 72-criteria evaluation of NAC vendors for its integration with network infrastructure.
“Enterasys has a proven presence in the marketplace delivering secure networking solutions. Unlike competitive offerings, our security functionality is deeply integrated into the networking workflows and has been providing reliability and confidence to thousands of customers worldwide,” said Chris Crowell, president and CEO at Enterasys Networks. “Our NAC solution provides easy guest access control, unified protection for the wired and wireless edge in heterogeneous infrastructures, and is unsurpassed in its range of policy options for control, virtualization flexibility, and anytime, anywhere management. We are pleased that Forrester’s independent research report recognizes Enterasys’ NAC product leadership.”
Forrester also observed, “Enterasys has a rich road map and strategy ahead to develop NAC technology. Some of the future road map items include more deployment modes, integration with IT and security management systems, and application control. (“The Forrester Wave™: Network Access Control, Q2 2011,” Forrester Research, Inc., June 15, 2011)
Today Enterasys NAC technology, integrated with Enterasys Network Management (NMS), is delivering new automation capabilities and increased visibility solving IT pain points such as managing virtualized servers or real - time update for configuration management database (CMDB) services.
The latest version of Enterasys NAC provides additional device-type granularity for management and security in corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environments. Distinguishing iPhones, iPads, Blackberry, Android or Windows devices, IT can easily assign user-owned devices different network access than managed devices.
“At the University of Northern Iowa, our students, faculty and staff enjoy our securely managed BYOD network which enables personally owned devices,” said Aaron Howard, Network Manager, University of Northern Iowa. “Enterasys technology is fundamental to our network authentication and identity-based access control. We support devices ranging from the latest mobile WiFi devices and cutting-edge educational technology to second-hand computers and game stations. Enterasys NAC is a powerful tool allowing us to operate this diverse network securely and reliably while supporting the continuously evolving expectations of our University community. Enterasys' customer-focus approach, combined with responsive and expert enterprise support, has enabled our operations to provide a high level of reliability and simplify support."
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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