SEATTLE -- Lockdown Networks®, the leading provider of Network Access Control (NAC) solutions that keep IT and security teams in control of who and what is on their networks, today announced an upgrade to Lockdown Enforcer that streamlines the deployment and management of even large scale installations across an organization, while boosting overall performance. Engineered to address the growing number of use cases found throughout the enterprise and education sectors, the latest version of Lockdown Enforcer includes new features that simplify initial setup, enable easy yet secure and flexible end-user and device registration, and expand on Enforcers strong assessment and auto-remediation capabilities. Additionally, Lockdown is also releasing an updated, high-performance 2U platform capable of supporting very large enterprise deployments.
With this release, Lockdown Enforcer now offers self-registration for guest users and devices. For educational institutions, this feature eases the burden on IT by automating the system to approve or control guests and allowing for buddy registration of parents, friends or other campus guests, as well as easy registration of non-PC devices, such as game machines, PDAs, etc. In the enterprise sector, Enforcers user registration features prove particularly useful in environments with significant guest populations such as healthcare, or where contractors and suppliers abound. By providing multiple approaches to end-user registration, Lockdown allows enterprises to deploy guest registration that aligns to both security priorities and IT processes. In addition, IT teams benefit from a new splash page and GUI enhancements that enable rapid installation and setup, while streamlining ongoing management.
We have a lot of guests on our network yet must comply with strict government regulations designed to protect classified data. The device and user registration capabilities are a real convenience for us, said George Owoc, director of business administration of Astrium North America. Its a very complete system that makes it simple for non-technical users to create temporary guest accounts, so IT doesnt have to manage that process.