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Bradford Networks Announces the Availability of New Whitepaper on Building a SaaS BusinessStudy Offers Best Practices for Building a Successful Managed Security Services Business With Bradford.cloud (November 09, 2011)
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/11 -- Bradford Networks, which enables secure network access for corporate-issued and employee-owned mobile devices, today announced the availability of a new whitepaper titled "Building a Managed Security Services Business with Bradford.cloud." The whitepaper provides details on the expanding managed security services market, the factors that are driving this growth and practical advice to help organizations incorporate managed security services into their infrastructure by leveraging a Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering.
The demand for managed security services is growing exponentially, driven largely by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, compliance regulations and heterogeneous networks. According to research firm Infonetics, the managed security services market will grow 13 percent in 2011 -- roughly four times faster than the overall IT market -- and by 2015, this market will reach nearly $17 billion.
BYOD creates serious network access and security concerns for enterprises and SMBs. Research firm Gartner predicts that 80 percent of professionals will use at least two personal devices to access corporate systems and data by 2014. In addition, industry regulations such as PCI, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley are forcing organizations to have policies in place to protect customer information. It's becoming an increasing challenge for organizations to handle all aspects of compliance on their own -- technology and automation are essential. This whitepaper explores these driving factors and outlines how managed security services provide convenient, secure access for all trusted devices on a network.
Last week, Bradford Networks launch Bradford.cloud, the industry's first pure Network Access Control (NAC) Security-as-a-Service offering that delivers all of the innovative features of the company's award-winning, on-premise network security offering in a cloud-based SaaS model, with absolutely no hardware or virtual appliance required. Connecting via VPN through private-cloud architecture, Bradford.cloud helps enterprises:
- Provide secure, convenient network access for trusted mobile devices in a BYOD environment;
- Demonstrate compliance with regulations such as PCI and HIPAA by providing the ability to distinguish between corporate and personal devices, and provision network access accordingly;
- Gain a complete and accurate inventory of all devices, such as laptops, iPads, smartphones, and users in their network environment;
- Automate network control and provisioning based on role, device type, geography, time of day, and other factors.
The service is sold exclusively through Bradford Networks' global network of MSP partners, who have the option to OEM or integrate the solution into their existing suites of network and security service offerings.
"The Bring Your Own Device trend is affecting all types of organizations, from SMBs to large enterprises, and organizations need a simpler, SaaS-based approach to network visibility to help more companies adopt NAC," said Amy Luby, vice president and general manager SaaS, Bradford Networks. "Bradford Networks is the only vendor that can deliver a pure SaaS solution for NAC and we're excited to offer MSPs the opportunity to offer a new, innovative solution to the market as well as generate new revenue streams."
To learn more about the growing managed security services market, best practices for enterprise network security enablement and Bradford Networks' SaaS offering, Bradford.cloud, please download the "Building a Managed Security Services Business with Bradford.cloud" whitepaper today. In addition, Bradford Networks will demonstrate Bradford.cloud at the ConnectWise IT Nation 2011 Partner Summit, taking place November 7-9 in Orlando, Florida (Booth #616). MSPs who are interested in selling Bradford's SaaS solution can contact Bradford directly at +1 603-717-9333 or [email protected].
About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks is the pioneer and technology leader in Network Access Control (NAC). The company's solutions enable secure network access for the broadest array of corporate-issued and employee-owned mobile device types. Bradford provides unmatched visibility into who and what is on a network at all times, and the ability to automatically provision access when needed. The company's flexible deployment options -- from cloud to on premise -- mean that its software can be operational in just hours. Bradford is currently managing millions of devices on behalf of over 800 customers worldwide. Learn more at www.bradfordnetworks.com.
Bradford.cloud is a trademark of Bradford Networks Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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