updated 05:15 pm EDT, Thu September 29, 2005
Bradford extends security
Bradford Networks today announced that it has expanded its Bradford Campus Manager Security Management Application, an Endpoint Compliance tool that helps ensure all devices connecting to a network meet minimum security policies, to and Linux platforms. The application detects and isolates security risks within a network, providing new functionality that verifies core operating system versions of Linux running on 32-bit Intel hardware, and Macintosh platforms running Mac OS X. The software is non-persistent; it is automatically downloaded, executed, and then removed upon successful completion. The three-step process ensures that each Mac is checked before being allowed to connect to the production network, non-compliant "at risk" devices are isolated in a quarantine VLAN for remediation, and remediation provides "self-help" to resolve issues without help desk intervention. Mac support in the security management application will be available within 30 days (pricing and system requirements were unavailable).