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Chandler Unified School District Achieves Complete Network Visibility With Bradford Networks

Network Sentry Secures Network Access for Consumer and Mobile Devices (October 17, 2011)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/11 -- Bradford Networks, the best choice for network security in evolving IT environments, and Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise and federal clients, today announced that Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) has selected Network Sentry to secure its campus network and critical IT assets. With the diversification of both student and faculty devices, CUSD selected Network Sentry to enforce security policy compliance on employee mobile devices and to build a secure pathway for students to connect their consumer devices to the network.

With almost 40,000 students and 4,600 staff members, most of whom own mobile devices that need network connectivity, the school district needed a solution that would enable it to see exactly who and what was connecting to its network. CUSD implemented Network Sentry to gain complete visibility on all the devices connecting to its network, ensuring that each user and their device was authorized and complied with CUSD's network security requirements before gaining access.

"The learning environment is evolving with the rapid adoption of technology," said Frank Fletcher, Associate Superintendent of Support Services at Chandler Unified School District. "To allow for this evolution, we needed to provide our students and faculty with a secure way to access the network outside of the classroom with personal devices, whether it's a laptop, iPad or smartphone. Immediately after deploying Bradford, we were shocked to see the sheer number of rogue devices on our network. Network Sentry has allowed us to identify these endpoints, detect security threats and manage network access."

Network Sentry is the first network security offering that automatically identifies and profiles all devices and all users on a network, providing complete visibility and control. The network visibility afforded by Network Sentry will enable Chandler Unified School District to allow for the introduction of student and faculty-owned mobile devices, tablets and laptops onto its network.

"Education no longer ends at the classroom door," said Dan Haley, CEO of Bradford Networks. "Forward-thinking school districts like Chandler Unified recognize this shift and the threat it can pose for network security. With Network Sentry, network administrators can take on the security threats caused by the proliferation of mobile devices and ensure that security policies are enforced."

About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks offers the best network security solutions for evolving IT environments. The company's flexible Network Sentry platform is the first network security offering that can automatically identify and profile all devices and all users on a network, providing complete visibility and control. Unlike vendor-specific network security products, Network Sentry provides a view across all brands of equipment and devices so nothing falls through the cracks. Hundreds of customers and millions of users worldwide rely on Bradford to secure their IP networks.

Network Sentry and Adaptive Network Security are trademarks of Bradford Networks Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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