BT PLC Selects InfoExpress’ CyberArmor Personal Firewall To Protect the PCs of 60,000 Mobile Employees
Telecom Giant Cites Flexible Security Policies, Integration with Nortel’s Contivity VPN
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — InfoExpress, Inc., announced today that telecom giant BT PLC has selected the InfoExpress CyberArmor personal firewall to protect the PCs of 60,000 mobile users in the UK as well as those utilizing wireless hot spots as they travel around the globe.
BT’s choice of CyberArmor was based on the suite’s robust enterprise-class capabilities, including flexible security policies, centralized management, customized reporting, and interoperability with the Nortel Contivity VPN client that BT employs to connect remote users to its corporate network. The decision followed an evaluation of more than a dozen competing solutions and a product analysis by internal BT security experts.
“BT employees who must access our network from home or from the road need the extra protection of a personal firewall to reduce the risk of attack during the time they spend on the public Internet on their way to reaching our secure Virtual Private Network,” said Paul Sharpe, Senior Buyer, IT Procurement for BT. “CyberArmor offers a comprehensive solution that gives us centralized control, extreme flexibility, and confidence that our network will not be compromised by viruses or attacks encountered in the no-man’ s-land between their PCs and our VPN.”
CyberArmor is an enterprise-level personal firewall suite designed to enforce centralized, policy-based security for remote user communications to a corporate network. It intelligently detects where the user’s system is located and what the user is doing, then uses environmentally sensitive policy (ESP) profiles to dynamically select the security policy most appropriate for the current situation and automatically change policies as the connection environment changes.
The suite’s backend software components facilitate centralized management of all functions. CyberArmor’s Policy Manager is used to build custom self-extracting installers for end users and to create and maintain client settings and policies; CyberServer logs security violations; and CyberConsole enables administrators to view these notifications as well as remote system configurations and logs. Client configuration and all operations are transparent to the end user.
In addition to BT, CyberArmor is used by large organizations such as Bell Canada and Nortel Networks.
“BT’s need for a personal firewall solution stems from the expanding use of broadband in the UK and the associated increase in exposure to attack,” said Todd Nakano, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for InfoExpress. “Their decision to deploy our CyberArmor suite reflects both the extent of the threat and the broad functionality we have built into the product to give system administrators the scalability and policy management powers they need, even in the largest network environments.”
BT’s CyberArmor rollout begins this month.
InfoExpress is a leader in endpoint security enforcement solutions. InfoExpress protects corporate networks by providing real-time policy enforcement and awareness to ensure that devices attaching to a company network meet the requirements of security administrators. Major products include CyberGatekeeper, a real-time access control solution that transparently screens and updates devices for non-compliant applications and configurations before allowing them to access the company network; and CyberArmor, an enterprise endpoint firewall. The privately held company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit www.infoexpress.com.