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Ofer Amitai

How Enterprises Should Address IIoT

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How does your IT staff protect sensitive information from hackers if you and they can’t account for risks from invisible connected infiltrators? You can’t manage what you don’t see and you can’t control what you don’t know.

Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights about IoT, Network Security and the need for standards and explains why the solution to managing IoT for businesses is strong network access control.

Published in IIoT World.

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Portnox Launches Global Partner Program

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Portnox Sphere Partner Program designed to expand network access control and endpoint security globally

NEW YORK, January 17, 2018Portnox, a market leader for network visibility, access control and device risk management solutions, announced today its global partner program, Portnox Sphere. The program focuses on offering Portnox’s network visibility and access control solutions to a wider range of enterprises, controlling access for more customers and endpoints.

Portnox is committed to helping enterprises implement easy-to-deploy network security solutions, offering IT and network administrators complete visibility and control into the devices connecting over wired, wireless and VPN networks, including BYOD and Internet of Things, at all times, on-premise or from the cloud. The Portnox Sphere Partner Program is comprised of channel partners, resellers, distributors, managed service providers/managed security service providers (MSPs/MSSPs) and technology partners that sell, support, integrate and augment network access control solutions.

Key elements of the Portnox Sphere Partner Program include:

  • Flexible deployment of on-premise device visibility and network access control (Portnox CORE) and a cloud-based solution for network access control (Portnox CLEAR)
  • Consolidated price lists, with discount rates included, making it easier to close deals
  • Access to unique technological integrations with the industry’s leading security providers, creating ample selling opportunities
  • Customizable security stack for MSPs/MSSPs

“All enterprises should have total visibility into their networks and the ability to constantly monitor for vulnerabilities. At Portnox, we’re working to make this a reality by expanding our ecosystem of partners,” said Ofer Amitai, CEO, Portnox. “We’re doing our part to make authenticating and granting access to the enterprise network a seamless, intuitive and trustworthy process for enterprises. Our partner program is a critical part of this vision for the future.”

Portnox previously announced a partnership with WatchGuard Technologies, integrating WatchGuard products with Portnox CLEAR, a Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud platform for network access control to increase network visibility and security for companies of all sizes. The company also expanded its distribution last year in the Eastern European market with Softprom by ERC.

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Supporting Quotes:

“Our goal is to offer WatchGuard customers total network visibility and security,” said Ben Oster, technology alliance product manager, WatchGuard. “The integration of WatchGuard and Portnox CLEAR advances our customers’ ability to achieve this through enhanced monitoring of their entire network – reducing risks and speeding up response to vulnerabilities.”

“Our expanded partnership will enable us to explore the best solutions to manage any Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices or any user devices accessing the network, including remote locations and whether on mobile, BYOD or managed device,” said Alexander Georgiev, head of IT security solutions department, Softprom by ERC. “We’re excited to embark on the relationship with Portnox that will expand possibility of network management solutions delivery.”


“Portnox’s CORE and CLEAR offerings meet all levels of Network Access Control needs, budgets and deployment preferences. Their solutions can be rapidly deployed in any environment, regardless of size and scale as they do not require any appliances, agents or changes to existing infrastructure. With Portnox, resellers can reduce the security risk and improve network control of their end customers by ensuring that only approved and authenticated devices are on the network,” said Jason Hill, Exertis, security sales director.

“At Distology, we aim to offer our UK customers access to best of breed IT security solutions,” said Hayley Roberts, CEO, Distology. “Portnox has become a valuable and strategic addition to the Distology portfolio. We’re excited to offer customers complete network access control across wired, wireless, VPN, virtual and even cloud resources through Portnox CORE and Portnox CLEAR.”

“Sycomp has delivered technology and security solutions globally for over 20 years. Partnering with Portnox provides our customers and our implementation team access to innovative and flexible network access control solutions needed to meet the security challenges of today’s expanding network and device (IoT) footprint,” said Tim Silverline, principal security architect, Sycomp.

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.

How AI, Machine Learning and Automation Will Dominate Security?

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2018 is likely to produce security solutions that, in the most novel of ways and by integrating machine learning and AI, can find a balance between the pluses and minuses of automation so that moving forward, it will be truly indispensable. Portnox’s VP R&D Juda Thitron shares his security predictions as a part of the Virtual Strategy’s Executive Viewpoint 2018 Prediction Series and explains why 2018 is going to be a big one for automation in all of its forms, but for security in particular.

Published in Virtual Strategy Magazine.

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Portnox Predicts Strong Future for IoT Security, Cloud and Network Access Control

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2017 was a remarkable year for Portnox, a market leader for network visibility, access control and device risk management solutions, with more than a 20 percent increase in customers for its Network Access Control (NAC) solutions due to the massive growth of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and BYOD.

Portnox was recognized across six security, cloud and IoT awards, including:
• 2017 Best of Interop ITX Awards in Security Category
• Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in the Internet of Things security category
• Network Access Control (NAC) Solution of the Year in the Computing Security Awards 2017
• Cyber Defense Magazine winner of The Cutting Edge – Cloud Security Solution
• Bronze winner for the Infosecurity Product Guide Awards in the Network Access Control category
• Gold winner in the Best IoT Network Solution – Commercial and Industrial category for the ‘2017 IoT Innovator Awards’

Because of this growth in connected devices and associated risks, Portnox released two major features this year – IoT Radar and Rapid Ransomware Response – to help organizations manage the growing number of IoT devices and to quickly recover from ransomware and malware attacks. The company also partnered with HPE Security, WatchGuard, Softprom and Exertis to bring network access control to increase network visibility and security for companies of all sizes across the globe.

“This has been a record year for Portnox. We are humbled by the recognition from these industry awards, partners, and customers,” said Ofer Amitai, Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder. “NAC is seeing renewed interest from enterprise IT managers who are looking to stem the tide of threats from unmanaged IoT devices. As the number of connected devices is ever-increasing, this is an exciting time to be helping companies secure their devices and networks”. Published in IoT Journal.

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IoT Security Regulations Continue to Grow in 2018

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Together with GDPR and other compliance regulations, hopefully, 2018 will mark the start of a new era in Internet of Things security, enforcing privacy, safety and security on IoT manufacturers to protect consumers and companies from digital—and even physical—risk. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on the growing regulations of IoT security and how important it is to create technologies, standards and practices that will allow for the safe deployment of the IoT. Published in IoT Journal.

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