Pulse Secure and BNT Pro sign Technical Alliance Partnership to deliver identity control

Pulse Secure revealed a Technical Alliance Partnership with BNT Pro to jointly sell and support a solution that offers SecTrail, an Identity Control and Management Platform developed by BNT Pro, as part of an integrated solution with Pulse Secure Connect Secure VPN appliances. The agreement will ensure that joint customers benefit from compatibility, enhanced features and simplified support and upgrades.

The SecTrail suite includes a One-Time-Password (OTP) and Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA) solution with support for mobile devices, sending single use passwords by SMS and email along with captcha support. In addition, the SecTrail HotSpot module provides ID verification necessary for wired and wireless network guest access with full audit trail to comply with Turkish legal requirements under Law #5651.

“SecTrail is the most widely used OTP and 2FA solution across Turkey and our customers include the 40 largest banks and financial institutions along with other regional customers,” explains Kenan Bilgiç, corporate communications and marketing specialist for BNT Pro.

BNT Pro has built a reputation across Turkey for its technical expertise and understanding of security best practice. Local customers include HSBC, Finansbank, Borusan Telekom, Turkcell and IBM amongst a growing list of national and international clients.

“We have worked closely with first Juniper Networks, and then Pulse Secure for over a decade and are now the single largest partner for Pulse Secure across Turkey,” says Bilgiç. “With this new Technical Alliance Partnership, we strengthen our relationship so our development teams can work closely together to deliver the highest levels of compatibility between our products, ensuring security and ongoing support for customers of our jointly marketed solution.”

Pulse Connect Secure is available as both hardware and virtualised appliances and includes features such as clientless access, group policy for seamless integration with directory services and strong authentication support for SAML 2.0, PKI, IAM and digital certificates.

“Pulse Secure and BNT Pro have enjoyed a successful long-term relationship along with many joint customers across the region,” says Paul Donovan, VP EMEA for Pulse Secure.

“At a technical level, we continue to jointly test and certify our products with each other and there is constant communication between our respective developers to ensure that our combined solutions provide the reliability and features that our customers expect. With this new agreement we will ensure that this partnership continues to grow to serve Turkey and new customers across the region.”

Pulse Secure and BNT Pro will be running several joint marketing initiatives including events and seminars during Q1 of 2019 to educate customers about the benefits of the combined solution.