KHIPU were responsible for introducing the Bradford Networks product range into Europe in 2005. Since then, we have deployed the solution globally including the UK, India, Iceland, Norway and Fiji as well as across a wide range of market sectors such as Education, Government, Health, Transportation and Finance.
In 2018 Fortinet acquired Bradford Networks to add Network Visibility and Access Control to its security product portfolio. Bradford Networks “Network Sentry” product set is now called “FortiNAC” and KHIPU is now a Fortinet partner due to the acquisition.
The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has made it necessary for organisations to improve their visibility into what is attached to their networks. They need to know every device and every user accessing their networks. IoT devices enable digital transformation initiatives and improve efficiency, flexibility, and optimisation. However, they are inherently untrustworthy, with designs that prioritise low-cost over security. FortiNAC provides the network visibility to see everything connected to the network, as well as the ability to control those devices and users, including dynamic, automated responses.
FortiNAC Product Details:
The IoT revolution has raised a new challenge for network owners. How can you see and protect against a myriad of devices showing up on the network? Network Access Control has come back to the forefront of security solutions to address that challenge. This technology was deployed to assist with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and is now getting renewed focus as a means to safely accommodate headless IoT devices in the network. FortiNAC enables three key capabilities to secure IoT devices:
- Network visibility to see every device and user as they join the network
- Network control to limit where devices can go on the network
- Automated response to speed the reaction time to events from days to seconds
Collectively, these three capabilities provide the tools that network owners need to secure a world that is embracing IoT. The FortNAC solution protects both wireless and wired networks with a centralised architecture that enables distributed deployments with automated responsiveness.
KHIPU and FortiNet
KHIPU is a Platinum Partner with Fortinet, as well as currently being the only service provider (outside the USA) who has the in-house capabilities to design, install, migrate, support and manage the FortiNAC product suite across multi-vendor wired (LAN) and wireless networks. Support includes 1st, 2nd and 3rd line, all of which are available 24×7.
We are also the only service provider (outside of the USA) who has a Network Operations Centre and Security Operations Centre that can provide 24x7x365 Pro-Active monitoring, alerting and support of the FortiNAC product range.
Network Access Control Centre of Excellence
Our extensive investments in training, support / managed services and equipment (test, demonstration and spare holdings), demonstrates both our capabilities and commitment to being the best company to partner with for Network Access Control cyber security.
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“We expect to see continued growth in network attached devices in the coming years due to continued growth in BYOD, multiple devices per user and further extension of the Internet of Things (IoT) – ensuring the protection of both end-user devices and the data network is essential to maintaining a secure environment for the University.”
Andrew Crowe, senior IT consultant at Durham University