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Portnox Brings Increased Network Visibility and Enforcement with TrapX Integration

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Combined offering leverages Portnox’s cloud-based and on-premise network access control solutions and TrapX’s deception technology for improved network security

New York, April 10, 2018 – Portnox, a market leader for network visibility, access control and device risk management solutions, and TrapX Security, the global leader in deception-based advanced cyber-security defense, announced today the integration of Portnox’s cloud-based and on-premise network access control solutions, Portnox CLEAR and Portnox CORE, with TrapX’s DeceptionGrid product. The joint solution will give customers the ability to detect unauthorized activity on the network, as well as enforce security policies in real time.

The integration of Portnox’s solutions with DeceptionGrid provides CISOs, CSOs, IT teams and network administrators with a complete view of the network, as well as increased visibility into devices – including BYOD, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and managed devices, anywhere in the world. As DeceptionGrid identifies threats, it shares that information with Portnox to either allow or restrict device access. Portnox generates unique risk scores for each device based on whether a device is on or off premise, over wired, VPN or wireless networks and creates accurate risk profiles and authenticates devices according to score.

“As today’s workforce is increasingly complex and difficult to secure, organizations need a way to secure both the entire network and every endpoint – whether it’s a laptop, smartphone or even a TV in the boardroom – attempting to access the network,” said Ofer Amitai, CEO, Portnox. “We are committed to helping enterprises implement easy-to-deploy network security solutions, and our integration with TrapX, further helps us provide complete visibility and control. Partnering with TrapX – the deception market leader, allows us to provide both the detection and enforcement enterprises need to keep their networks safe.”

Additionally, as more organizations undergo digital transformation, it’s important they have the right solutions to minimize digital business risk. Portnox CLEAR, the cloud-based NAC solution, has all the benefits of a Security-as-a-Service solution paired with robust access controls, network visibility and risk monitoring capabilities.

“Cyber adversaries have found new ways to bypass perimeter solutions and penetrate the network. As our customers undergo cloud and IoT transformations, they are looking for end-to-end solutions that allow them not only to detect highly sophisticated attacks across their network, IoT and cloud infrastructure, but to also automatically repel those attacks.” said Ori Bach, VP of Product at TrapX Security. “Integrating with Portnox was a natural fit that enhanced our detection capabilities to include enforcement of access policies for all devices with the goal of preventing unauthorized access.”

Together, the integration of Portnox and TrapX enables customers to:

  • Detect threats faster in areas of the network where they previously had limited visibility, minimizing the chances of a successful breach. This deep visibility into malicious activity within an organization’s cloud can minimize or eliminate the risk to intellectual property, IT assets, critical infrastructure and impact on business operations.
  • See relevant security risks on the network. The joint solution will provide continuous visibility, including real-time risk assessments of all endpoints in all geographical locations, as well as discovery and visibility of IoT and BYOD devices.
  • Control access by mitigating cybersecurity risks with automated features to limit access, quarantine and block rogue devices or install patch updates. Portnox immediately remediates security issues by allowing for complete control and wield over all network variables.
  • Automate reactions based on device and user behavior to prevent breaches. By automating access policies based on device risk scores, customers are prompted with administrator reactions such as patch, anti-virus and OS updates.

About Portnox
Portnox secures connected organizations’ corporate networks utilizing its next-generation network access control and management solutions. Portnox’s solutions manage every user, every device – including: Internet of Things (IoT), BYOD, mobile and managed devices – accessing the network, everywhere.

Founded in 2007, Portnox provides its global customers with a complete view of device and network visibility, reducing security risks and improving network control. Portnox offers two solutions – CORE for On-Premise NAC and CLEAR for cloud-based NAC – allowing companies to grow, optimize, and evolve their infrastructure while maintaining the upmost security and compliance. The company has been recognized for numerous industry awards, including Info Security Products Guide 2018 and 2017, 2018 Cyber Security Excellence Awards, 2017 Computing Security Awards, 2017 Best of Interop ITX and 2017 Cyber Defense Magazine. Portnox has offices in the U.S. and in Europe.

About TrapX Security
TrapX Security is the leader in deception-based cybersecurity defense. The DeceptionGrid solution rapidly detects, deceives, and defeats advanced cyberattacks and human attackers in real time. The DeceptionGrid also provides automated, highly accurate insight into malicious activity unseen by other types of cyber defenses. By deploying DeceptionGrid, you can create a proactive security posture, fundamentally halting the progression of an attack while changing the economics of cyberattacks by shifting the cost to the attacker. The TrapX Security customer-base includes Forbes Global 2000 commercial and government customers worldwide in sectors that include defense, healthcare, finance, energy, consumer products, and other key industries. Learn more at www.trapx.com.

‘7 Minutes’ with Portnox VP of Sales Martin Ryan

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The latest issue of “7 Minutes”, a series of quick questions to executives about their businesses and channel programs, has just been published, featuring Portnox’s VP of Sales, Martin Ryan. He discusses the new generation of NAC, offering customers guest wireless access and security over BYOD and IoT devices, talks about Portnox’s on-premise and cloud NAC solutions, Portnox CORE and Portnox CLEAR, and the Portnox Sphere program.

Published by Channel Partners.

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What is NAC-as-a-Service and Why Do You Need It?

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Network access control (NAC) solutions have been around since the early 2000s, serving the important purpose of authenticating and authorizing access to the corporate network. NAC solutions are historically reliable when it comes to authenticating and authorizing access based on device credentials, but with the onset of digital transformation, including, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), the Internet of Things (IoT), and a growing mobile workforce, NAC solutions need to adapt to the modern enterprise landscape.

Our new eBook introduces NAC-as-a-Service, offering traditional NAC capabilities including authentication, authorization, and endpoint security assessments from the cloud as-a-Service.

What’s new about NAC-as-a-Service?

  • Pricing: Traditional NAC solutions run on port-based pricing and one-time fees, but NAC as-a-Service serves as subscription-based models
  • Location: On-premise NAC offerings typically control only on-site devices, whereas NAC as-a-Service monitors and control all devices on a network regardless of location
  • Easy 802.1x – A NAC as-a-Service solution allows for simple deployment of 802.1x authentication, without compromising on security across the enterprise and allowing admins to embrace the trustworthy method of authenticating devices on the corporate network
  • Automated control: Instead of manually tracking managed endpoints, NAC as-a-Service offers automated controls based on a device’s risk level
  • Customized Policies: System admins can set up access policies, restricting devices based on qualifications, for example, setting geographical control over where the corporate network can be accessed from or restricting access from a certain operating system

Why your organization needs NAC-as-a-Service?

If you’re looking to adopt digital transformation trends while keeping your network secure, NAC as-a-Service is right for you. IT professionals often want to encourage their employees to use technology and reap the financial benefits that result but are concerned about the digital risks they can expose the organization to. When adopting digital transformation trends like BYOD, IoT and the mobile workforce, visibility and access controls are more important than ever. NAC as-a-Service offers network administrations visibility into all endpoints without the use of an agent, and automatically limits or restricts access if an endpoint appears to put the network at risk. With a cloud service, network access control is easier than ever.

Portnox CLEAR is a cloud -based solution that simplifies the management of emerging cyber risks in the organization, offering all the benefits of a SaaS solution paired with robust access control and network visibility capabilities.

Find out more about how NAC-as-a-Service solution addresses today’s security needs in our  NAC-as-a-Service eBook.

How Can Cloud-Based Solutions Help With Digital Transformation Security Challenges?

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One of the most significant challenges of digital transformation for CIOs and CISOs is securing the entire network of multiple offices dispersed across the world. Ofer Amitai, Portnox’s CEO and Co-founder, explains why in today’s modern workforce, the cloud can provide IT executives with the scalability necessary.  Published in Information Age.

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NAC as-a-Service: What it means and how it works? – Webinar

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As we all know, NAC has been around for a while, but NAC as-a-Service, offered from the Cloud, is the new word in the market. It is true that NAC as-a-Service is still just starting out, but with the demand for current solutions, like our Cloud NAC solution, Portnox CLEAR, it’s clear that organizations are ready to take the leap and start securing access to their networks with an agile cloud-based solution.

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IoT Devices, Security and Regulation

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Why aren’t governments and regulative authorities doing more about IoT security? Ofer Amitai, Portnox’s CEO and Co-founder, explains why government authorities need to start taking the first steps towards IoT security and why there isn’t much time to waste. He lists the key areas that IoT security and privacy regulations need to address. Published in ITProPortal.

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Portnox Streamlines Network Access Control for the Mobile Workforce with Geo-Distribution

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New feature to Portnox CLEAR offers improved efficiency, scalability and reliability by authenticating devices via nearest data center  

New York, February 21, 2018 – Portnox, a market leader for network visibility, access control and device risk management solutions, announced today its newest feature, Geo-Distribution, as part of cloud-based network access control (NAC) solution Portnox CLEAR. This new feature streamlines and speeds up authorization processes for global organizations with regional offices and remote workers by authenticating devices from the nearest data center rather than being sent to headquarters.

According to IDC, mobile workers will account for nearly 73 percent of the US workforce by 2020. With roaming employees joining corporate networks from across the globe, access to regional resources improves efficiency, reliability and scalability. With the new Geo-Distribution feature, a regional sales team, for example, can automatically access corporate resources such as VPN or wireless networks in their own area quickly, in a secure way. Additionally, in case of outages, the solution can direct traffic and authenticate to the nearest available data center automatically, which improves total cost of ownership.

Portnox CLEAR allows or restricts access based on whether a device is on or off premise, over wired, wireless or VPN networks, anywhere in the world. It generates unique risk scores for each device on corporate networks, allowing CISOs, CSOs, IT teams and network administrators to create accurate risk profiles and authenticate devices according to score.

“As companies expand and embrace the mobile workforce, securing all corporate devices can become challenging. Portnox aims to make network access control and security available globally and easy to deploy,” said Ofer Amitai, CEO, Portnox. “With Geo-Distribution, we can help our customers grow on a global scale and authenticate all devices, regardless of their location, more efficiently.”

“In addition to the improvement of efficiency, the Geo-Distribution feature also provides Geo-Redundancy to further allow our customers to enjoy near 0% downtime,” said Juda Thitron, VP R&D, Portnox.

Geo-Distribution will be available to all Portnox CLEAR customers in March 2018. For more information or to try Portnox CLEAR visit: https://www.portnox.com/portnox-clear/

About Portnox

Portnox secures connected organizations’ corporate networks utilizing its next-generation network access control and management solutions. Portnox’s solutions manage every user, every device – including: Internet of Things (IoT), BYOD, mobile and managed devices – accessing the network, everywhere.

Founded in 2007, Portnox provides its global customers with a complete view of device and network visibility, reducing security risks and improving network control. Portnox offers two solutions – CORE for On-Premise NAC and CLEAR for cloud-based NAC – allowing companies to grow, optimize, and evolve their infrastructure while maintaining the upmost security and compliance. The company was recognized by Gartner as a pure-play security vendor of network access control solutions and is a recipient of the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership, among other Security Industry Awards. Portnox has offices in the U.S. and in Europe.

Securing The Digital Transformation and Controlling DDoS

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With the increasing use of digital transformation, which is anticipated to be the major driver for business in the coming years, come greater challenges on the level of security and an increased exposure to cyber threats such as distributed denial of service (DDoS). Though there’s little to be done to prevent and control DDoS attacks, there are simple actions that system administrators can take to get their security posture in place. Portnox’s CMO Nilly Assia shares her insights on this topic and   shares a few simple tools to have on your network to deter DDoS attacks.
Published in Cyber Defense Magazine.

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IoT Devices and IT Security Professionals Can Be Friends

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Any IT professional that cares about their organization’s culture of innovation and security would be wise to befriend IoT now, before they are engulfed by a wave of devices to integrate, see, control and manage. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on how with the right security measures in place, the technology can be used to enhance network security and how IoT devices and IT teams can actually be friends. Published in IoT Agenda.

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