250th Network Security Implementation for the University of Westminster

Tuesday 28th February, 2012

Khipu Networks, one of the UK’s leading security-focused systems integrators, announce today they have completed its 250th Bradford Networks (Campus Manager) implementation in the UK. The project was for University of Westminster, which selected Bradford’s Adaptive Network Security™ (ANS) platform to secure wireless access throughout its campus. Bradford Networks’ Network Sentry is the only network security solution that can dynamically adapt to changing security needs by automatically responding and securely provisioning network resources based on pre-established policies. ANS represents the evolution of traditional Network Access Control (NAC) solutions. Bradford’s ANS platform integrates and correlates network resources, user information and device information to make networks both more secure and more accessible. Its Network Sentry solutions are widely used throughout North America and Europe in the education, healthcare and enterprise sectors. Bradford and Khipu initially partnered in the UK in 2005, introducing the technology into Europe. The first implementation was for Durham University to provide an automated and secure management solution for its 6000-student halls of residence network.

Other clients include: University of Nottingham, University of Liverpool, Trinity College Dublin, Kingston University, Homerton College, Christ’s College (University Of Cambridge), Warwickshire County Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS), Pembroke College and Lady Margaret Hall (University of Oxford), Elmhurst School for Dance and Whitmore High School.

“Having worked with Bradford Networks for the past five years, their solution is a proven ‘tried and tested’ technology for diverse and unpredictable environments, ideally suited for the Education sector,” said Matt Ashman, Director of Khipu Networks. “Bradford’s Campus Manager offering, a solution set built upon the Network Sentry platform developed specifically for educational institutions, is one of Khipu’s key offerings in all of the UK and Ireland. We have built up an extensive customer base who use the solution to address a number of requirements, from managing student halls of residence networks to providing an open but secure access method across their entire networks for a wide range of users such as students staff, guests and contractors”. Gary Mead, Bradford Networks’ Managing Director for EMEA, notes that Khipu is more than just a reseller for Bradford. “Khipu essentially acts as our UK and Ireland division,” said Mead. “Their team is like an extension of ours – it’s been our most productive and successful partnership in the UK. We’re thrilled to have reached this milestone of the 250th implementation, and look forward to continuing our work with Khipu for many years to come.” The University of Westminster selected Khipu for its secure wireless project as Khipu was the only company to demonstrate that the Bradford solution could meet its requirements. “We looked at many options to suit our environment and when we completed the pilot of Bradford’s Campus Manager, it was the only solution that enabled us to achieve our goals to provide an open but very secure wireless network for staff and students,” noted Lee Rose, Associate Director, University of Westminster.

About the University of Westminster

(www.westminster.ac.uk) The mission of the University of Westminster is to provide high quality higher education and research in both national and international contexts for the intellectual, social and professional development of the individual and for the economic and cultural enrichment of London and wider communities. With superb locations in central London and in Harrow and more than 20,000 students of whom 75 per cent are undergraduates and more than 5,000 international students, from over 150 overseas nations, making Westminster one of the top 15 most popular UK universities for international students.

About Khipu Networks

Khipu Networks core business is to provide secure and dynamic network solutions into public sector and corporate organisations, providing the following;

  • ACCESS – Wireless and Remote Mobility, LAN Infrastructures and Core Network Services Solutions
  • VISIBILITY – Device Visibility, User, Content and Threat Identification and Network Behaviour Analysis
  • CONTROL – Network Access Control, Next Generation Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Solution

About Bradford Networks

(www.bradfordnetworks.com) Bradford Networks is a proven leader in securing today’s heterogeneous networks. Bradford’s adaptive network security platform fortifies networks and leverages features from existing infrastructure to dynamically enforce policies across both wired and wireless networks. Bradford solutions uniquely identify and profile every device and every user to provide complete visibility and control. Hundreds of customers and millions of users worldwide rely on Bradford to secure their critical IT assets and automate security operations. Bradford Networks is headquartered in Concord, NH and is privately held.

For more information about Bradford Networks, call 603-228-5300 or visit us at www.bradfordnetworks.com.

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