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Richland School District Selects Bradford Networks to Enable Secure Network Access for Personal Mobile Devices

Bradford's Network Sentry Provides Visibility, Control and Security for the Broadest Array of Devices (January 11, 2012)

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/12 -- Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, and Right Systems, an IT technology management services company, today announced that Richland (WA) School District has selected Bradford's Network Sentry to enable secure network access for student and staff personal devices such as iPhones, iPads and more. Leveraging Network Sentry, Richland will gain visibility and control over all mobile devices on its network and support the increasing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.

The Richland School District is comprised of nine elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools, and enrolls more than 11,000 students and 1,400 staff members. To support the needs of its expanding mobile workforce and student body, Richland sought a Network Access Control (NAC) solution that would be easy to deploy and maintain. Selected because of its seamless integration with Richland's existing IT infrastructure and support for the broadest array of devices, Network Sentry will enable Richland to see exactly who and what is connecting to its network, and enable convenient, secure access for students and staff using the device of their choice.

"We heard our staff loud and clear -- they wanted to bring their personal devices onto the network. However, we didn't have the resources to manually provision secure network access for these new endpoints," said Mike Leseberg, executive director of information technology, Richland School District. "We needed a NAC solution that would enable our staff to do their jobs while ensuring the introduction and access of personal devices on our network is secure. Network Sentry covers the broadest array of mobile devices out of the box, allowing us to meet the evolving needs of our students and staff while ensuring our security policies are enforced."

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 platform features the first App that enables secure network access for trusted iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices, and can differentiate between corporate and personal assets, and provision network access accordingly.

"With the BYOD trend continuing to escalate, organizations and educational institutions can no longer prohibit the use of personal devices in the workplace," said Tom Murphy, CMO of Bradford Networks. "With Network Sentry, Richland School District can support BYOD by enabling its staff and students to bring their personal devices onto the network while ensuring these new entry points are secure and improving overall productivity."

About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks offers the best solution to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices. 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 network equipment and connecting devices eliminating the network blind spots that can introduce risk. For more information, please visit

Network Sentry is a trademark of Bradford Networks, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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