TAMPA, FL – August 8, 2012 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable, and easiest to deploy and maintain network access control (NAC) solution for large enterprise networks in support of BYOD, announces the availability of Version 5.4 of its Safe•Connect™ solution.
New to Safe•Connect Version 5.4 is the Identity Correlation Manager (ICM), an innovative appliance-based offering designed to deliver real-time, identity-to-device association information required to support the “Bring Your Own Device” mobile device explosion.
A key feature of ICM is the introduction of Safe•Connect’s Identity Output Connectors (IOC) that offer standards-based integration with third-party policy management systems that require identity-awareness in support of BYOD. Impulse Point is announcing IOC support for Palo Alto Networks and Procera Networks.
“We have a number of successful integrations with Impulse Point where identity and policy enforcement of BYOD is a top priority of our mutual customers,” says Shawn Sweeney, Director of Enterprise Solutions Marketing for Procera Networks. Impulse Point’s ICM further expands their capabilities in this area of emerging importance for network managers. These advances extend Procera’s intelligent policy enforcement solution and the resulting combination is truly unique in the markets we serve.”
“In conjunction with Procera Networks, our Identity Correlation Manager enables our customers to assign identity-based bandwidth consumption policies for all the mobile devices students are bringing to campus,” says Andrew Cohen, Chief Technology Officer.
Other enhancements included in Safe•Connect NAC Version 5.4 include the following:
• Mobile Device One-Time and Periodic Authentication
• New Safe•Connect End User Self-Service Portal
o Guest User Self-Provisioning
o Non-Browser Device Self-Enrollment
o Self-Provisioning of Open Access
o Automated 802.1X/WPA2 Enterprise Device On-Ramping
• Microsoft Windows 8 Preview and Apple MAC OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 Support
• Expanded Anti-Virus Support for MAC & Windows
• Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF) Module Integration Services Offering for Aruba Networks
• Reporting Dashboard Enhancements
Impulse Point has upgraded its customer base to Safe•Connect Version 5.4 as part of its NAC industry-exclusive Managed Support Service Offering, which also provides continuous proactive monitoring and support; hardware server and software problem determination and resolution; and daily remote policy configuration backup and system updates.