MILPITAS, Calif. -- ConSentry Networks, a leading provider of secure LAN solutions, announced today that it has added 50 customers so far this year, building strong traction for its LANShield LAN security solutions. The first eight months of 2006 have also seen the company expand globally, raise $20 million, and gain widespread recognition for both its business and product excellence. With ongoing pilot deployments in 80 additional enterprises, together with this existing customer growth and momentum, ConSentry now stands at the forefront of the burgeoning LAN security market.
The 50 customers ConSentry has added range in markets from education, to transportation, to high technology, to finance. LANShield systems capable of controlling more than a half million end users are now deployed in customers including BT Radianz, Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario, CoServ, Continental Airlines, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mindjet, Okalahoma Farm Bureau, Omneon Video Networks, The United Illuminating Company, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, service providers such as Telefonica and igxglobal.inc have deployed ConSentry's solution to deliver managed LAN security services to their customers, which include Banco Santander and environmental engineering specialist HydroQual.
With ConSentry, these organizations are addressing such issues as enabling guest access, securing contractor access, deploying authentication without an infrastructure upgrade, segmenting users on the LAN with role-based controls, restricting access to sensitive data on a need-to-know basis, and achieving compliance with standards such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard.
"It's crucial to our business that we control not just who can get onto our LAN but also what users can do once they're on the LAN," said Bill Braun, vice president of information systems for the Texas Credit Union League. "ConSentry makes it easy for us to segment our LAN and apply role-based control over who can access our financial servers and other critical resources. We've been able to just drop in the ConSentry devices -- we didn't have to change anything on our LAN to get this segmentation and control."