Portnox streamlines Network Access Control for mobile workforce with geo-distribution; offers improved efficiency, scalability, reliability

Portnox, vendor of network visibility, access control and device risk management solutions, announced on Wednesday its latest 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.

Portnox CLEAR is a Security-as-a-Service solution connecting enterprise to its risk-based perimeter. It delivers affordable, deployable and manageable NAC to any sized company as a cloud service.

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 network 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, VPN or wireless 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 percent downtime,” said Juda Thitron, VP R&D, Portnox.

Geo-Distribution will be available to all Portnox CLEAR customers next month.

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