SEATTLE and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- MetaInfo, the leading provider of DHCP-based security solutions, today announced a partnership with Qualys(r) for Network Access Management (NAM) to enable on-demand scanning of hosts. The partnership integrates QualysGuard(r) NAM with MetaInfo's SAFE DHCP(r) architecture to provide real-time scanning of suspect hosts as they request a network address.
MetaInfo's SAFE DHCP currently quarantines all unknown systems until they can be confirmed and deemed safe to access the corporate network. Using the Qualys NAM solution, once quarantined, the Qualys appliance will scan the device. The Qualys scanner appliance is tuned for optimal performance for NAM. The scan data collected by the Qualys appliance is sent to the MetaInfo SAFE DHCP Quarantine Appliance where predetermined rules can be created for determining whether a host will be granted access to enterprise network resources.
Joseph Cullom of Prudential Carolina Real Estate evaluated many products before choosing MetaInfo's SAFE DHCP Quarantine Appliance. "A significant benefit of SAFE DHCP is its extensible framework and the ability to integrate with superior security vendors products. The SAFE DHCP Quarantine Appliance and QualysGuard offer an ideal solution for network access control," said Cullom, who added, "...the REALTORS(c) are all mobile users using their own laptops to access Prudential resources. This means accepting many possible security risks for our business. The MetaInfo/Qualys solution allows us to maintain a vulnerability threshold for our agency's realtors."
"The integration of SAFE DHCP and Qualys NAM is an effective alternative for companies looking to secure network end-points without implementing 802.1X," said Grant Asplund, CEO, MetaInfo. "Quarantining a host for scanning allows security managers to determine pre-set thresholds for network access. The Qualys NAM API allowed us to simplify the implementation of an access management solution for our customers."