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CyberGatekeeper Increases IT Security Posture for Organizations that Want to Provide Network Access to Users of Popular Consumer Devices
Mountain View, Calif., November 1, 2011 – InfoExpress, a leading network security solutions provider, today announced that its CyberGatekeeper Family of Network Access Control (NAC) products now support popular mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. A number of CyberGatekeeper NAC customers are using the product as the backbone of their Bring Your Own Device policy. With the addition of the iOS app, security administrators are able to provide deep inspection for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile endpoints.
CyberGatekeeper NAC provides comprehensive pre-admission endpoint authentication and post-admission access control on wired and wireless networks. With the extension of CyberGatekeeper to iOS-based devices, IT administrators can be sure that when these endpoints fail authentication they are not granted access to the network or are placed into quarantine depending on pre-determined security policies. The added layer of security protects the network from unsecured endpoints.
With Apple’s recent announcement that it has sold 250 million iOS devices, the consumerization of IT that industry pundits have been predicting is here. In fact, according to a 451 Group survey, 71.2 percent of businesses asked were allowing personal devices to be used for work. The addition of consumer devices on the network represents a major end-user productivity gain, but also a potential threat to the network. A comprehensive security approach that includes the CyberGatekeeper application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch increases the level of network security, while allowing the end-user to use the device of their choice.
“Organizations frequently need to support user owned devices on the network, especially as Bring Your Own Device polices are implemented,” said Stacey Lum, CEO of InfoExpress. “By now supporting mobile devices in addition to Windows, Linux and MacOSX computers, CyberGatekeeper extends support to a greater number of endpoints than ever before. With the additional layer of security provided by NAC, organizations can benefit from productivity gains while mitigating the potential security issues.”
About InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper
For LANs, VPNs, and wireless networks in organizations ranging from large enterprises to SMBs, the InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper family of products controls network access by auditing all devices before granting access. The CyberGatekeeper solution is fully scalable and interoperates smoothly with a wide range of other products. The CyberGatekeeper appliance, now available as a virtual or physical server, can easily be deployed in monitor mode giving organizations the option to remediate endpoints “on the fly” without having to restrict access to users.
InfoExpress network security solutions protect enterprise networks and the endpoints connecting to them. The company has provided 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 has been profitable for 13 consecutive years and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, please visit www.infoexpress.com.
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