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First NAC Vendor to Offer Apps for Major Mobile Device Platforms, Including Android and iOS
Mountain View, Calif., June 27, 2012 – InfoExpress, an enterprise Network Access Control (NAC) solutions provider for mobile computing and secure Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) networks, announced today that its CyberGatekeeper Family of Network Access Control (NAC) with support for the Google Android operating system is available to use with tablets and mobile phones. With the addition of the Android app, InfoExpress now provides NAC for Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Linux, and Windows endpoints.
With the promise of cost savings, increased employee satisfaction and productivity gains, the BYOD trend is reaching critical mass. However, the introduction of hundreds or thousands of unmanaged mobile devices poses a serious risk to network integrity. To ensure the network is protected, InfoExpress’ CyberGatekeeper NAC provides security for devices running on today’s most popular operating systems.
Leading industry analysts have recently warned that jailbroken smartphones and tablets significantly increase security risks. With its open OS approach, Android is particularly susceptible to modification, also known as rooting. CyberGatekeeper can ensure that devices meet specific configuration requirements to prevent jailbroken or rooted devices from entering the network.
CyberGatekeeper NAC provides comprehensive pre-admission endpoint authentication and post-admission access control on wired and wireless networks. With the extension of CyberGatekeeper to Android-based devices, IT administrators can ensure that endpoints failing authentication are placed into quarantine or have limited access depending on security policies.
MDM and NAC: A Comprehensive BYOD Security Approach
Many IT organizations are looking at Mobile Device Management (MDM) products to manage the influx of devices as part of a BYOD policy. While MDM can effectively manage a system's applications, MDM typically does not control access to the network. Adding CyberGatekeeper NAC to MDM improves network security and provides benefits, including endpoint policy compliance, increased visibility, and role-based access to prevent unauthorized or non-compliant devices from getting onto the network.
About InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper
The InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper family of products manages network access for all devices in an organization. The CyberGatekeeper solution operates with the existing infrastructure, and ensures mobile, personal, and corporate computing devices comply with the organization’s security policies.
InfoExpress network security solutions protect enterprise networks and the endpoints connecting to them. The company has provided patented Network Access Control solutions since 2000. At the core of InfoExpress solution is the award winning CyberGatekeeper Family of Network Access Control products, which ensures endpoints are safe and compliant with security policies by performing real-time audits and quarantining of all network-attached endpoints. InfoExpress products have received numerous awards for innovation. The privately held company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, please visit www.infoexpress.com.
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