Senforce Announces Participation in The Cisco Network Admission Control Program
Draper, Utah -November 11, 2004—Senforce TechnologiesÃ¢â€ž? Inc., the leader in location-aware enterprise endpoint security, today announced support for the Network Admission Control (NAC) program, Senforce will license the Cisco® Trust Agent, a key component of the NAC program, with Version 3.0 of the Senforce Enterprise Mobile Security Manager (EMSM).
Scheduled for release in Q1 2005, EMSM will be able to communicate endpoint security policies directly to networking devices that support NAC. The product is designed to help ensure that only clients that are in compliance will be allowed to connect to the enterprise. This will help customers improve the way centralized security policies can be administered, enforced and verified at the network level.
The NAC program is an industry effort led by Cisco Systems that uses the network infrastructure to enforce security policy compliance on all devices seeking to access network computing resources, thereby limiting damage from viruses and worms.
“Organizations are taking a layered approach to securing their networks, and a key component includes protection against clients that pose a risk by denying access, quarantining, or restricting activities during remediation,” said Brian McElroy, senior director of business development, Senforce. “The ability to enforce policies on each computing device and verify it at the network level is critical to securing an organization’s infrastructure. Senforce is pleased to work with Cisco in this way to minimize customers’ security risks.”
Senforce EMSM is an innovative, technically advanced solution that enables I.T. to ensure central management, administration and control, and uninterrupted enforcement of security policies at the endpoints—regardless of a users’ location or method of Internet access. It is a complete solution for proactive network security policy enforcement that is designed to check system integrity, prevent intrusions, and control wireless connectivity, removable storage devices, access to applications and more.
“Senforce recognizes the increased importance of helping organizations enhance their endpoint security enforcement and management,” said Russell Rice, manager of product marketing in Cisco’s Security and Technology Group. “Through its membership in the NAC effort, Senforce EMSM will help improve customers’ security postures by helping to ensure that security policies are automatically and strongly enforced at all times at both the network and client level, and no matter where users are located.”
More information about NAC can be found at: www.cisco.com/go/nac
About Senforce Technologies Inc.
Senforce is the leader in policy-enforced endpoint security. Senforce Enterprise Mobile Security ManagerÃ¢â€ž? (EMSM) ensures central management and control of all computing clients regardless of a user’s location or method of accessing the Internet. It provides protection against exposure and risk caused by intrusion, unauthorized access, loss, theft, malware/viruses, unauthorized downloads or software removal, altered security or configuration settings, and more. Powerful standards-based core technologies ensure a higher level of security and management than available previously. The company is headquartered Draper, Utah, with executive offices in the Silicon Valley, California, and sales offices in Illinois, New York, and Washington, D.C. Senforce is privately-held and funded by Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, vSpring Capital, Rocket Ventures, American River Ventures and EsNet Group. The company serves customers primarily in the government, corporate, financial and healthcare sectors. For more information, visit www.senforce.com or call 1-877-844-5430.