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Win a Vacation at the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference!

Attendees at the 2016 Annual EDUCAUSE conference in Anaheim (October 26-27) will have a chance to win a Vacation for Two Los Cabos, Mexico when they visit Impulse in Booth #540

Enter our drawing for a vacation for two!

The drawing will be held on Thursday, October 27, at 2:30 pm in Booth #540. You must be present to win. See the official rules and regulations when you enter at booth #540.

By participating in this drawing, each participant releases Impulse and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, and each winner agrees to indemnify and hold Impulse and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the winner’s acceptance or use of the prize.

Impulse Named as a Tier One Partner by Leading End-to-End Global IT Provider

SafeConnect™ Chosen as Dell’s Preferred Solution for Network Access Management


TAMPA, FL, April 19, 2016 – – Impulse, the leader in context-aware device security and access control orchestration, announces that Dell Networking has chosen SafeConnect™ as their Preferred Network Access Management Solution.

SafeConnect automates BYOD on-boarding, guest and Internet of Things (IoT) device enrollment, and device security by combining real-time, context-aware security assessment, enforcement and remediation. The solution is supported by a cloud-managed service in conjunction with a user-centric philosophy that exemplifies “The Impulse Experience”.

“We were looking for a network security provider who would help simplify the complexity involved in deploying Network Access Control (NAC) in support of our Dell Networking product portfolio,” said Tom Burns, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking and Enterprise Infrastructure. “Impulse has collaborated successfully with Dell for the last several years and has consistently demonstrated the ability to deliver its SafeConnect solution in a cost-effective and simplified fashion. NAC is a key requirement for our customers and SafeConnect’s cloud-managed approach to deployment and support is consistent with Dell’s IT simplification and cloud-centric strategy.”

Impulse Awarded Information Technology Control for New York State

New York Education and Government Institutions Can Now Easily Procure SafeConnect™ for BYOD Management


TAMPA, FL, March 10, 2016 – – Impulse, the leader in Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions that support BYOD-friendly enterprises announces the availability of its SafeConnect Network Access Management product suite through the New York State Office of General Services Information Technology Umbrella Contract (Lot 1 Software). Impulse was the only Independent NAC Provider to be awarded the contract, which will remain in effect until November 29, 2020.

“We are exceedingly pleased that the State of New York chose Impulse as the only independent network access control provider”, says Kara Tomak, Global Channel Manager at Impulse. “We’ve assembled an impressive team of partners for this contract who all bring a wealth of industry institutional knowledge. We’re excited to bring SafeConnect’s automated BYOD processes and managed support services to the public sector customers of not only New York State, but also the surrounding states which plan to utilize the contract as well.”

SafeConnect Schools Occupy Two of Top Ten Spots in National Online Security Survey

TAMPA, FL, October 23, 2015 – Impulse, the leading provider of Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions in support of BYOD-friendly enterprises, congratulates the Top 10 schools included in SecurityScorecard’s 2015 Higher Education Security Report. SafeConnect supports two of the Top 10 schools: #3-ranked Adams State University and #6-ranked University of North Alabama. Both schools received ‘A’s in the categories of network and endpoint security.

In a study released by SecurityScorecard™, 485 colleges and universities were graded across seven major security categories including endpoint security and network security. The colleges and universities included in the study were selected based on the digital footprint of each university, having at least 1,000 or more public-facing IP addresses.

A key finding showed that the average time to patch vulnerable software and applications in the Education vertical is 28 days. Impulse is committed to delivering supported updates of new endpoint operating systems and security software anti-virus applications within 24 to 48 hours of their official release date, as compared to other NAC providers who often struggle with maintaining 24‐48+ “day” update cycles.

“SafeConnect addresses virus and malware outbreaks and network security concerns by being an enforcement mechanism and ensuring patching cadence for end points,” says Kirk Anderson, Customer Support Manager at Impulse. “We’re continually pushing updated OS fingerprints to our customers so that their systems recognize devices as soon as possible. Devices with outdated operating systems are especially vulnerable to malware, and present a very significant risk to the network”.

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Win a Vacation at the 2015 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference!

Attendees at the 2015 Annual EDUCAUSE conference in Indianapolis (October 28-29) will have a chance to win a Vacation for Two to the Bahamas when they visit Impulse in Booth #1350

Enter our drawing for a vacation for two to the bahamas!

The drawing will be held on Thursday, October 29, at 2:30 pm in Booth #1035. You must be present to win. See the official rules and regulations when you enter at booth #1035.

By participating in this drawing, each participant releases Impulse and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, and each winner agrees to indemnify and hold Impulse and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the winner’s acceptance or use of the prize.

Guest Onboarding Demonstration at the 2015 EDUCAUSE Conference

Try it – it’s easy!
While you’re at the conference and at the booth to register for this fabulous all-inclusive vacation, take a couple of minutes to see first-hand just how quickly your guests and byod users can access a secure SSID. On-boarding in less than 5 steps!

SafeConnect Supports Windows 10 on Day of Release


TAMPA, FL, July 22, 2015 – – Impulse, the leading provider of Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions in support of BYOD-friendly enterprises, announces that SafeConnect has fully supported the Windows 10 preview since the developer release became available. Impulse is a member of the Windows Inside Program.

Impulse users upgrading to Windows 10 on July 29 (official release date of the new software) will be immediately recognized and fully supported by SafeConnect without any end user disruption.

Impulse will recertify support against the official release build and provide any necessary enhancements within 48 hours of Microsoft’s release. SafeConnect™ is supported by the BYOD industry’s leading maintenance and support agreement, which includes a 48-hour Service Level Agreement (SLA) for recognition of new devices, operating systems, and endpoint security software.

“We’ve been keeping a sharp eye on Windows 10 since last winter. Microsoft has addressed some the key concerns related to Windows 8. Windows 10 is designed to adapt its user interface based on the type of device being used, offering two separate modes: one optimized for mouse and keyboard and a tablet mode designed for touchscreens. As a result, desktop users moving from Windows 7 will find an enhanced, but much more comfortable and familiar experience, which was not the case for many using Windows 8.” says Kirk Anderson, Customer Support Manager at Impulse.

Click here for more information on what is included in the 24/7 proactive service.

To read the full press release, click here.


Impulse Awarded PEPPM Contracts for Pennsylvania and California

SafeConnect Products Now Easier to Purchase at a Discounted Price

TAMPA, FL, June 16, 2015 – – Impulse, the leader in Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions that support BYOD-friendly enterprises announces the availability of SafeConnect products through the PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program for the states of Pennsylvania and California.

“We are incredibly pleased that PEPPM chose Impulse for these two contracts, as it allows us to continue serving our valued customers in the education and public sector space who participate in the PEPPM program”, says Kara Tomak, Channel Sales Manager at Impulse. “We’ve offered our entire product line at very competitive pricing as a way to support the many organizations trying to find ways to stretch their technology budgets while taking the first steps down the path of a BYOD journey. The purchasing process just became much easier for organizations required to go through contract vehicles.”

In addition to the discounted pricing available through the PEPPM contract, SafeConnect further reduces the total cost of ownership with its industry-exclusive managed support services. Click here for more information on what is included in the 24/7 proactive service.


To read the full press release, click here.

Impulse Announces Industry Exclusive Identity-Aware Solution for Exinda, iboss, and Palo Alto

IdentityConnect™ Delivers Real-Time Contextual Intelligence for BYOD, Guest, and Managed Devices

Tampa, Florida — March 18, 2015 — Impulse, the leading provider of Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions in support of BYOD-friendly enterprises, today announced the availability of IdentityConnect™ , a software-based offering that integrates with network management systems to enable identity-based policies for BYOD, guest, managed, and non-browser network devices at a fraction of the cost of existing network access control system alternatives..

Contextual Intelligence™ is the result of correlating a device’s attributes such as user identity/group, device type, location, ownership and compliance over time— the “who, what, where, and when”. Based on its unique vantage point on the network, IdentityConnect™ is able to track these device attributes as they traverse the network in real-time. This allows the solution to provide identity-to-device visibility within BYOD and guest environments to network management providers.

“The BYOD phenomenon has introduced a major blind spot when it comes to associating user identity with personally-owned devices,” says Ben Fox, Impulse Product Manager. “Users moving on and off the network and from one wireless zone to another result in frequent IP address reassignments that limit the ability to successfully track devices. IdentityConnect was specifically designed to address this universal challenge.”

Aerohive Announces New iOS App for Guest and BYOD Management and Enhanced Security Services Dedicated to Protecting and Enabling Mobile and IoT Initiatives


Company Partners with Impulse to Ensure End-to-End Network Security

Sunnyvale, Calif. — March 17, 2015 — Aerohive Networks® (NYSE:HIVE), a leader in Wi-Fi and cloud-managed mobile networking, today announced it has developed a new iOS App for guest and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management and enhanced security services to further protect wireless networks across organizations, including those with IoT initiatives. In addition, the company is teaming with Impulse to deliver end-to-end network security, protection and visibility.


To read the full press release, click here.




To learn more about SafeConnect for Aerohive, please click here.



AutoConnect – Secure in 60 Seconds!

The average configuration process to access a secure network requires 15 steps and several minutes to complete. What if you had a solution that would securely onboard your user, with accurate configuration, in only 5 steps and in less than 60 seconds?

Watch this video which shows our AutoConnect onboarding process in real time. It takes less than 60 seconds to run through all of the steps required to configure a mobile device to access a secure network.

AutoConnect offers a simple web-based, self-service software solution for your staff and students. By correctly and automatically configuring devices for secure WPA/WPA2 wireless with the proper cert installed, solving user frustration when password changes occur, and making wireless guest access a breeze—both end users and the helpdesk see the benefits.

Request More Information on AutoConnect

To request a demonstration of AutoConnect, click here to complete a request form. A representative will contact you to arrange for the demonstration and discuss how we might be able to help you onboard your users to a secure network.

Impulse Supports Apple iOS 8 on Day of Release

Managed Service Support Provides New Product Updates within 48 Hours

TAMPA, FL – September 15, 2014 – Impulse, the leading provider of Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions in support of BYOD-friendly enterprises, announces that SafeConnect has fully supported Apple iOS Version 8 since the developer release became available in June 2014. Impulse is a member of the Apple Development Program.

Impulse users upgrading to Apple iOS 8 on September 17 (official release date of the new software) will be immediately recognized and any who upgrade in the future will be allowed access to the network without disruption.

SafeConnect™ is supported by the BYOD industry’s leading maintenance and support agreement, which includes a 48-hour Service Level Agreement (SLA) for recognition of new devices, operating systems, software updates, and endpoint security software.

Impulse Announces Enterprise Mobile Access Management Enhancements

RADIUS-Based Enforcement, Contextual Intelligence Publisher, MDMConnect, and Guest Access Management Now Available for SafeConnect

Tampa, FL – July 28, 2014 – Impulse, the leading provider of Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions in support of BYOD-friendly enterprises, today announced the latest version of SafeConnect to address an organization’s end-to-end mobile access management needs.

RADIUS-Based Enforcement (RBE) – Eliminates VLAN Steering

In addition to Impulse’s existing Layer3 Policy Based Routing (PBR) network enforcement, the latest version of SafeConnect introduces a new device enforcement option—RADIUS-Based Enforcement (RBE). RBE delivers dramatic scalability enhancements and more granular network and application access role assignments for 802.1X/WPA2 Enterprise and Open wireless network environments.

“As the numbers of mobile devices increase and affect network density, a more flexible, scalable and dynamic mechanism is needed to enforce BYOD security policies. Capitalizing on existing customer investments in wireless technologies, RBE utilizes network communication standards to manage device role and access control,” says Russ Miller, Vice President of Technology Services at Impulse.

Contextual Intelligence Publisher (CIP) – Provides BYOD Identity to Third-Party Security Providers

“Contextual Intelligence™ is the result of correlating user identity, device type, location, ownership and compliance over time,” says Dennis Muley, President. “Based on our unique vantage point on the network, we are able to track device attributes as they traverse the network in real-time. This allows Impulse to provide identity-to-device visibility within BYOD environments that addresses blind-spots for other security management providers.”

Guest Access – Allows Self-Provisioning Without Help Desk Involvement Administrators can now configure multiple guest self-provisioning profiles to control access; approval and notification; and guest account duration requirements. This eliminates the need for time-consuming case-by-case contact by help desk personnel.

Impulse Delivers Custom Policy for Addressing Windows XP EOL

TAMPA, FL, April 3, 2014 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable, and easiest to deploy and maintain network access control (NAC) solutions for diverse networks in support of BYOD, announces the availability of a SafeConnect custom policy to address the end of support for Windows XP. Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP after April 8, 2014 and will not provide security updates or patches for operating system software vulnerabilities. Devices running Windows XP after this date are not considered protected and are susceptible to malicious attacks.

“Once again SafeConnect has saved the day by allowing us to detect the Windows XP machines currently on our network,” says David Hamwey, Network Manager at the University of Puget Sound. “It is highly recommended to restrict these machines from our network, and SafeConnect is our tool for the job. SafeConnect has proven time and time again to provide us with the security, flexibility and customizing capability we need to maintain a safe and secure network.”

Out and About at Different Events

Please join Impulse Point for the following activities. We’d love to see you there!

TCEA Conference and EdTech Show Daily!

Austin, TX – February 5-7, 2014 – Impulse Point participated in the annual TCEA Conference and was featured in the EdTech Show Daily. Click on each article below to read.

Can 1-to-1 Programs Survive? An Interview with Tim Evans, Vice President, Impulse Point
Identity and Device Intelligence for BYOD Security
Securing BYOD for Lovejoy ISD in Allen, Texas with Tina Phillips, Director of Technology

Impulse Point Named to Top 20 Education Technology Solutions List!

Lakeland, FL – December 11, 2013 – Impulse Point was recently named to the CIO Education 20, an annual award by CIO Review Magazine honoring the “Top 20 Most Promising Education Technology Solution Providers” in the United States.This honor is in recognition of Impulse Point’s leadership within the Education Market and its ability to deliver the easiest and least-invasive management solutions to enforce BYOD, MDM, and secure wireless WPA2E policies while also providing support through an innovative cloud-managed service offering.

“Impulse Point has been on our radar for enabling the mobile revolution in the Education sector and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continued excellence in delivering customer focused technology-driven-solutions” said Harvi Sachar, Publisher & Founder, CIO Review. “Impulse’s solutions continue to break new ground benefiting its customers around the globe and we’re excited to have them featured on our top companies list.”

Impulse Point and iboss Network Security Announce Integration Partnership for Education

Safe•Connect Enables iboss to Deliver Identity-Based Policies for BYOD and 1-to-1 Initiatives

PASADENA, CA (CETPA Annual Conference 2013) – November 21, 2013 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable, and easiest to deploy and maintain network access control (NAC) solutions for diverse networks in support of BYOD, today announced that Safe•Connect™ fully integrates with the iboss™ Secure Web Gateway (SWG). As a result of the partnership, the companies can now provide BYOD identity-based access management for educational networks.

“Impulse Point is known for their strength in delivering BYOD management solutions for the Education Market,” says Peter Martini, COO and co-founder of iboss. “We are excited to partner with them to deliver enhanced services that leverage our client’s investment in iboss technology.”

CETPA K12 Conference in Pasadena, California

if you’re attending the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) annual conference in Pasadena, November 19-21, 2013, please join Impulse Point for the following activities. We’d love to see you there!

We Did It Again…and We’re Happy to Announce

that Randy Raine is the Winner of the Smart Car at the 2013 Annual EDUCAUSE Conference in Anaheim, California!

More than 500 Attendees Gathered for the Drawing at Impulse Point’s Booth in the Conference

Impulse Point’s experience at the 2013 Annual EDUCAUSE Conference in Anaheim was a greatsuccess…we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Please join us in congratulating the winner of the SMART car—Randy Raine from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia!

AutoConnect Secure Wireless On-Ramping

Impulse Point Announces New Secure Wireless On-Ramping Solution for BYOD

ANAHEIM, CA (EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013) – October 15, 2013 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable, and easiest to deploy and maintain network access control (NAC) solutions for diverse networks in support of BYOD, in partnership with SecureW2, announces the availability of AutoConnect™, the next generation of cloud-based mobile device auto-provisioning for secure 802.1X-WPA2 Enterprise network on-ramping.

“We strive to provide our customers with security solutions that deliver maximum ROI to their mobile initiatives. Our customers are dealing with securing thousands to tens-of-thousands of mobile devices. AutoConnect™ offers a cloud-based approach to automating the end user process of configuring a device for secure wireless access, says Tim Evans, Vice President of Sales. “Our partnership with SecureW2 provides a unique opportunity to add a superior solution to our SafeConnect™ Family that exemplifies the ‘Impulse Experience’ we strive to achieve with our valued clients.”

“WPA2-Enterprise wireless security is only effective if wireless devices are configured correctly across a variety of platforms,” says Taylor Jones, Director of Sales for SecureW2. “Most often BYOD users who manually configure their wireless devices skip important steps such as the proper setup of digital certificates. This leaves them susceptible to Active Directory or LDAP credential theft via networks that pretend to be legitimate, often referred to as man-in-the-middle attacks. AutoConnect™ will ensure that BYOD devices are as secure as it can be and greatly reduce the burden on help desk staff who are on the front lines of getting users onto the wireless network simply and securely.”

We’re Doing It Again! Get SMART at the 2013 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference!

Attendees at the annual EDUCAUSE conference in Anaheim (October 16-17) will be able to get smarter when they visit Impulse Point in Booth #450.

Talk with our BYOD experts to learn about smarter controls for your network and “get smarter” about:

Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 several months before the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the aftermath of widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities. It had only limited distribution with no public display, and thus was little known at the time. It was rediscovered in 2000, has been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products.

Impulse Point turned it into Keep Calm and Know Who’s On as a reference to our products’ ability to identify and authenticate users and devices.

Enter our drawing for a smart car!

The drawing will be held on Thursday, October 17, at 2:30 pm in booth #450. See the official rules and regulations when you enter at booth #450.

By participating in this drawing, each participant releases Impulse and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, and each winner agrees to indemnify and hold Impulse and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the winner’s acceptance or use of the prize.

Immediate Support for Apple iOS 7

Managed Service Support Provides New Product

TAMPA, FL – September 27, 2013 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable, and easiest to deploy and maintain network access control (NAC) solutions for large enterprise networks in support of BYOD, announces that IdentityConnect™ and SafeConnect™ both supported the Apple iOS Version 7 on its official release date. Impulse Point is a member of the Apple Development Program.

Impulse Point users who upgraded to Apple iOS 7 were recognized beginning September 18 and any who upgrade in the future will be allowed access to the network without disruption. IdentityConnect™ and SafeConnect™ are supported by the industry’s first NAC-as-a-Service maintenance and support agreement, which includes a 48-hour Service Level Agreement (SLA) for recognition of new devices, operating systems, software updates, and endpoint security software.

“Our Managed Services SLA is the embodiment of our promise to customers that they will not have to wait for version updates,” says Andrew Cohen, Chief Technology Officer. “New mobile devices and technology upgrades are being released so quickly these days and it’s imperative that users are able to connect quickly and easily to their networks. No one should have to wait weeks or months to receive a software update. Especially if not having the upgrade incurs an additional security risk because users are being exempted by the customer’s help desk group to provide access. Our customers know we are working to make sure that they can do their work faster and easier – it’s just one of the many highlighted parts of the ‘Impulse Point Experience’”.

Impulse Point Introduces IdentityConnect

Agent-Free Identity Solution for BYOD Environments

TAMPA, FL – May 1, 2013 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable, and easiest to deploy and maintain BYOD management solutions, has introduced a new identity-based device registration solution, IdentityConnect™, to assist the growing need to identify, register, and track personal (BYOD) devices on the network.

IdentityConnect™ is a bundled (hardware and software) solution able to automatically identify personal devices connecting to the network and associate the user’s identity to newly assigned IP addresses. This means that users will not be asked to reauthenicate multiple times a day as their mobile device transverses a wireless network. IdentityConnect is a completely agentless solution that works across wired, wireless, or VPN networks.

IdentityConnect adds several new features especially important to BYOD and utilizes Impulse Point’s SessionsTracker™ technology to deliver the real-time identity-to-device association information required to maintain “identity persistence.” The solution comes complete with integration hooks to DHCP, LDAP and RADIUS so that IP address, MAC address, and user identity are easily correlated.

New Alliance Pairs SunGard K-12 Education and Impulse Point to Support Schools with Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Security

Leading K-12 Software and Technology Services Company Recommends SafeConnect for Secure Anytime, Anywhere Access to Critical Student Information

BETHLEHEM, PA – December 4, 2012 – The Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend that has challenged U.S. businesses and universities has reached K-12 schools. As increasing numbers of teachers and students access educational resources via their own laptop, tablet, and smartphone, network security is of growing concern to school districts. A new alliance between SunGard K-12 Education, a leading provider of K-12 software, and Impulse Point, a respected provider of network access security solutions, is offering districts peace-of-mind.

Congratulations! To August Alphonso for Winning the Smart Car at the 2012 Annual EDUCAUSE Conference in Denver, Colorado

More than 500 Attendees Gathered for the Drawing at Impulse Point’s Booth in the Conference

Impulse Point’s experience at the 2012 Annual EDUCAUSE Conference in Denver was a huge success…we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Please join us in congratulating the winner of the SMART car—August Alfonso from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas!








We appreciate everyone who stopped by booth to chat, talk about securing their network, learn more about NAC and BYOD, or to simply register for the drawing for the Smart Car. On Thursday afternoon more than 500 people gathered near the booth for the drawing—and it took 5 draws to find a winner who was present! Many thanks to everyone who visited with us.


BYOD Users with Newly Announced Apply iPad Mini and Microsoft 8 Surface Tablets Can Immediately Begin to Use Devices on SafeConnect Enabled Networks

Impulse Point’s Managed Service Support Provides New Product Updates Within 48 Hours

TAMPA, FL – October 26, 2012 –Impulse Point today announced that users of the new Microsoft Surface Tablets, available today, and users of the new iPad Mini, available November 1, will be able to immediately use their devices on SafeConnect-managed networks. SafeConnect™ has long been the preferred Network Access Control (NAC) solution for large organizations, colleges, and K-12 organizations who have chosen to deploy Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.

Microsoft Surface Tablet and iPad Mini users attempting access to a SafeConnect managed network will be recognized beginning today and allowed on the network seamlessly and without disruption as supported by the industry’s most comprehensive maintenance and support agreement which includes a 48-hour Service Level Agreement for new devices, operating systems, and endpoint security software.

“Impulse Point continues our track record and commitment of supporting the latest technology at the time of release” said Andrew Cohen, chief technology officer of Impulse Point. “Our customers don’t want to dictate to students and early adopters when they can use their new technology – and with our proactive approach to support, they don’t have too.”

Getting Smarter at the 2012 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference!

Attendees at the annual EDUCAUSE conference in Denver (November 6-9) will have double the chance to get smarter when they visit Impulse Point in Booth #300.

Talk with our BYOD experts to learn about smarter controls for your network and “get smarter” about:

Enter our drawing for a smart car!

The drawing will be held on Thursday, November 8, at 2:30 pm in booth #300. See the official rules and regulations when you enter at booth #300.

By participating in this drawing, each participant releases Impulse and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, and each winner agrees to indemnify and hold Impulse and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the winner’s acceptance or use of the prize.

CETPA K12 Conference in Monterey, California

if you’re attending the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) annual conference in Monterey, October 16-19, 2012, please join Impulse Point for a variety of activities:

Lakeland, Florida located in Florida High Tech Corridor: the 4th Largest High Tech Hot Spot in the Country

Impulse Point Among High Tech Companies in the Florida High Tech Corridor

Research conducted by Bright Labs, a data resource center, and reposted on the online news site Mashable ranked Florida’s High Tech Corridor as the fourth largest “hot spot” for tech jobs in the U.S. The data compares technology job postings in our region with those in other major hubs like Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley in New York City and Dulles Tech Corridor which were ranked first, second and third respectively.

The article noted the Florida High Tech Corridor’s “mix of aerospace, digital media and energy companies” which had a total of 7,752 tech jobs posted during the period of January to August 2012.

Impulse Point’s headquarters is located in Lakeland, Florida — as noted by the red dot on the map to the right.

Read the article in The Daily Helmsman, about implementing SafeConnect at the University of Memphis

IT Division working out kinks in new Internet system

“Basically, it’s a way for us to be able to register new computers on the campus and allow them to access our network,” [Mark Reavis, director of Mark Reavis, director of network and data center operations] said. “Everything that connects to the networks on campus – printers, desktop computers, laptops, iPads, smart phones, everything that connects – it registers that device.”

Darrell Hickey, assistant director of network services, said thanks to the new system, the Information Technology Division has noticed an explosion of wireless devices on campus. “This is something we’ve read about in articles and we’ve seen things on TV about it,” he said. “We thought during the summer that 30 percent of devices on our network were wireless devices and then when the fall began and started, we realized it was more like 50 percent.”

Central Dauphin School District Chooses SafeConnect to Implement 1-to-1 Computing Initiative with Wireless Network for K-12 Students

SafeConnect Empowers Students to Bring their Own Devices (BOYD) to School and Empowers IT with Increased Visibility and Centralized Management

TAMPA, FL – September 4, 2012 –Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solution, announces that Central Pennsylvania’s Central Dauphin School District has selected SafeConnect™ to manage and secure its recently implemented wireless network and help meet the District’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative.

Central Dauphin School District (CDSD) has chosen SafeConnect to manage its wireless network and extend it to students and faculty, allowing access to a variety of learning resources such as Moodle and Scholarport. SafeConnect, widely implemented by both leading colleges and K-12 school districts to meet 1-to-1 computing initiatives, identifies and authenticates mobile devices and provides a mechanism to assess and enforce network security policies in real time.

“We looked at other vendors, but SafeConnect became the clear choice based on its ease of implementation and management and on our budget,” said Matthew P. Sinopoli, director of technology services. “The easiest part of this whole process was setting up the technology. Because SafeConnect is so flexible, we can bring on new mobile and wireless devices with just a few commands to the router. Those are the big things that stood out to us.”

Impulse Point Adds Management Leadership to Meet Growing Demand and Expansion

Mobile and Software Industry Veterans Andrew Cohen and Ayo Adegoke Will Help Drive Product and Service Delivery Organizations

TAMPA, FL – August 27, 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, today announced it has expanded its management leadership team naming Andrew Cohen as Chief Technology Officer and Ayo Adegoke as Vice President of Technology Services. Mr. Cohen and Mr. Adegoke bring deep product development and consulting services experience in the wireless and network security industries and will help Impulse Point to better meet the growing demand for SafeConnect, the company’s NAC solution.

Read the Campus Technology and THE Journal articles

Impulse Point’s Updated NAC IDs Mobile Devices

[SafeConnect] has updated its offerings to include a device identity appliance for bring-your-own-device environments as well as an end-user self-service portal for guest provisioning. Version 5.4 of Impulse Point’s SafeConnect NAC platform now offers an Identity Correlation Manager (ICM), which provides real-time, identity-to-device association information.

SafeConnect provides a way for the IT organization to control access to the university network and the Internet; it also performs device assessment to ensure that user devices meet the institutional security profile, such as having an up-to-date anti-virus program installed.

Impulse Point Announces SafeConnect Version 5.4 Release

Impulse Point’s New Identity Correlation Manager Delivers Real-Time ID for BYOD

TAMPA, FL – August 6, 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 SafeConnect™ solution. New to SafeConnect 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.

New Case Study Available

Napa Valley Chooses SafeConnect to Extend and Secure Wireless Network

TAMPA, FL – August 1, 2012 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solution, announces the availability of a case study outlining the implementation of SafeConnect™ at the Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD) in Napa, California.

To facilitate a 1-to-1 technology environment (where every student has a computer), the Napa Valley Unified School District encourages students to bring their own laptop and mobile devices to school to use as interactive learning tools. By creating a BYOD environment, schools districts like NVUSD are able to better focus resources on purchasing laptops and supporting students and staff that do not have them, while upgrading infrastructure and wireless networks. SafeConnect identifies and authenticates mobile devices and provides a mechanism to assess and enforce network security policies in real time.

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SafeConnect Supports Apple OSX 10.8

Impulse Point’s Managed Service Support Provides New Product Updates within 48 Hours

TAMPA, FL – July 30, 2012 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solutions for managing BYOD, today announced the Napa Valley Unified School District in Napa, California has selected Impulse Point’s SafeConnect™ to secure its recently implemented Wireless Network.

SafeConnect users who upgrade to Apple OSX 10.8 will be recognized beginning today and allowed on the network seamlessly and without disruption. SafeConnect is supported by the industry’s most comprehensive maintenance and support agreement, which includes a 48-hour Service Level Agreement for new devices, operating systems, and endpoint security software.

Read the State Hornet (The Voice of Sacramento State) article KBox Protection Helps Students

Most people don’t think twice before logging onto a free Wi-Fi connection, especially when on campus. It’s free Internet with a high-speed connection; that’s all people need to know about a network when trying to get online.

Relatively new at Sacramento State, Kace Kbox, SafeConnect and patch management systems have been implemented to protect campus devices from viruses using malware protection, but to also protect students’ and faculty information.

The system works like this: When logging in to a device on campus or the Wi-Fi, Kbox, or “SafeConnect,” automatically scans the computer, checking for anti-virus software. If the computer is not protected or hasn’t been updated, a notification appears, informing the user to install the software free of charge.

Before the Kbox system, every couple months there would be four to five major virus attacks on campus and an astounding 90 percent of emails coming into campus were spam and malware. Since being implemented in August there have been no virus problems.

“The SafeConnect system was chosen because it would save the school almost $20,000 a year,” Gilbert said. “It also makes it possible to offer the system at absolutely no cost to students.”

Napa Valley Unified School District Chooses SafeConnect from Impulse Point to Extend and Secure Wireless Network to K12 Students

SafeConnect Empowers Students to Bring their Own Devices to School

TAMPA, FL – April 30, 2012 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solutions for managing BYOD, today announced the Napa Valley Unified School District in Napa, California has selected Impulse Point’s SafeConnect™ to secure its recently implemented Wireless Network.

Network Administrators in these K-12 environments are often challenged to reserve network resources for educational purposes. Laurel Krsek, Technology Director of NVUSD, noted that students with mobile devices were utilizing significant bandwidth for non-educational purposes and turned to SafeConnect to help manage access on a variety of smart phones, tablets and gaming devices that students operate.

“We looked to see what colleges had been doing because we didn’t have the luxury of using something unproven. SafeConnect helps strike a balance between reserving resources and maintaining a reliable high-speed network that enhances the learning environment for everyone,” said Krsek.

Impulse Point to Present “Solving the Mystery of BYOD” for K12 Schools at ACPE Annual Conference

Panel of Experts from K-12 Schools to Share Personal Experiences in Managing BYOD

TAMPA, FL – April 25, 2012 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solution, will host a collaborative presentation at the ACPE Annual Conference to help K-12 schools learn how to better handle the growing trend of students bringing personally-owned mobile devices onto school-run networks.


Conference: Association for Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE)
Location: The Resort at the Mountain, Welches, OR 97067
Dates: May 2-4, 2012
Presentation: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm PST
Presentation Location: The Altitude Restaurant
Title: Solving the Mystery of BYOD
Moderator: Peter Bonalos, Impulse Point

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Improves User Experience, Dramatically Improves Secure Wireless Network Utilization Rates with SafeConnect

By replacing Bradford with SafeConnect ™ utilization rates improved from 45% to nearly 95%

TAMPA, FL – April 2, 2012 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solutions, today announced the University of Colorado Colorado Springs has seen a dramatic increase in its user satisfaction and utilization rates for its secure wireless network since implementing Impulse Point’s SafeConnect™ NAC.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation and its’ network serves more than 9300 students and 1500 faculty and staff members. Originally designed with a Bradford NAC solution, utilization rates of the University’s WPA2 secure network were expected to exceed 90 percent, but network administrators discovered that nearly half of their wireless users (46%) were actually choosing to log into the unsecure guest network, rather than deal with the inconsistent quarantine policies and inflexible remediation procedures being enforced by the Bradford NAC.


Read the Security Management article on Safely Connecting Computing Devices

October 2011 – Authored by John Wagley, the case study on Colorado State University discusses how CSU implemented SafeConnect to quickly identify and authenticate new devices while also benefitting from the product’s capability to give administrators flexible security and other controls. Other benefits to the easy to install product include a dramatic decline in malware infections and a reduction in help desk calls.


American University Selects SafeConnect NAC from Impulse Point to Enhance Security of Campus Network and Support Virtualization Strategy

Impulse Point’s SafeConnect™ Will Provide Safe, Affordable, and Simple Deployment of Wired and Wireless Network Access Control for More Than 10,000 Student, Faculty, and Guest Devices

TAMPA, FL – October 18, 2011 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solution, today announced that American University has selected Impulse Point’s SafeConnect NAC to replace Cisco’s Clean Access NAC to expand and secure its network capabilities.

American University implemented Cisco Clean Access (CCA) in 2005 to combat the outbreak of viruses (such as Slammer and Blaster) dramatically impacting colleges and universities around the country. In 2009, the University began a network redesign and upgrade effort including a move to leverage CCA’s out-of-band feature to provide an enhanced network experience for its faculty, staff, and students. At the completion of this work, along with a long history of ongoing troubleshooting and maintenance, it was determined that CCA would not meet the University’s future requirements for efficient daily administration of NAC, competitive pricing, expedient delivery of third party updates, and expanded features.

“We wanted to be able to go beyond the base feature set in CCA, however as our security model matured and we configured CCA to meet our new standards; moving past “vanilla” impacted our end users and created circuitous support problems,” said Cathy Hubbs, chief information security officer, American University.

Read the Campus Technology article Blurring the Lines of Network Security

October 1, 2011 – The proliferation of laptops, tablets, and smartphones on campus challenges higher ed IT departments to balance network protection with a culture of openness. In today’s consumerized IT environment, the line between personal and IT-controlled devices has blurred. The typical user has four devices that function interchangeably for business and personal tasks.

The article by Vanessa Hua discusses how the University of Rhode Island is implementing SafeConnect and introduced a WPA2 secure wireless network for students, faculty and staff.

Impulse Point to Present “Securing Personal Devices On Your Network” for K-12 Schools in Dell Infrastructure Pavilion at the ISTE Conference

TAMPA, FL – June 10, 2011 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solution, will host a presentation at the ISTE Annual Conference to help K-12 schools learn to better handle the growing trend of students bringing personally-owned mobile devices onto school-run networks.

Many school systems are now incorporating personally-owned mobile devices such as laptops, iPads, tablets, and smartphones into the learning experience and as a way to address one-to-one computing mandates within tightened budgetary constraints. The presentation, “Securing Personal Devices on Your Network,” (scheduled for Monday June 27, at 2:00 pm EST in the ISTE Technology Infrastructure Pavilion) addresses many of the security challenges facing schools and district administrators as they execute these “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) programs. Attendees will learn how to successfully implement a truly secure network and manage the onslaught of personally-owned mobile devices in an advantageous way. This session is important for any educational institution considering allowing personally-owned computing devices access to their school’s network.

“The decision to authorize a BYOD policy is a significant one and should not be taken lightly. Administrators need to understand how to cost-effectively manage the network authorization as well as the security posture of all personally-owned computing devices throughout a distributed school district environment,” said Dennis Muley, president of Impulse Point.

Impulse Point Appoints Tim Evans as Vice President of Sales

Evan’s Addition Underscores Continued High-Growth Outlook for SafeConnect NAC

TAMPA, FL – May 19, 2011 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solution announced the appointment of Tim Evans as vice president of sales. After one of the best years in its history, Impulse Point further positions itself for continued growth with this appointment. In 2010, Impulse Point experienced significant year-to-year revenue growth of 95% and accomplished its fourth straight year of maintaining cash-flow positive status.

Impulse Point attributed its rapid growth to continued acceptance within larger higher education Institutions and accelerated displacements of alternative NAC providers. Colleges and universities are replacing their existing NAC solutions for enhanced end-user experience, reduced help desk support calls, increased reliability and availability, the ability to scale enterprise-wide, managed support services, and a lower total cost of ownership. Impulse Point is also benefiting from the experience gained in securing personally-owned student devices within higher education to address the current surge in “Bring Your Own Device” (aka BYOD) initiatives within the K12 Education industry sector.

Bethel School District Chooses Impulse Point to Support Bring-Your-Own Device Policy That Enhances Learning

To Ensure Success of the Policy and the Safety of the Network, Impulse Point’s SafeConnect Will Provide Affordable and Simple Deployment of Wireless NAC for more than 18,000 Student and Faculty Devices

TAMPA, FL -May 4, 2011 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solutions, today announced that Bethel School District will adopt Impulse Point SafeConnect to ensure its Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy is successful. Bethel has implemented this policy to enhance student learning, allow students to use the devices they want to use such as iPads, and meet budget constraints that would make it impossible for the school to provide each student with a school-owned device. While addressing key trends in education – mobile learning, online and blended learning, and e-textbooks and digital content – BYOD policies also can open the network to vulnerability if not handled correctly. SafeConnect will enable students to use unmanaged devices for learning and secure Bethel School District’s wireless network throughout the district.

The BYOD trend to enrich learning in K-12 environments is gaining momentum nationwide with much support from parents and students. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit group, reports that 60-70 percent of parents of K-12 students would be willing to buy a mobile device to support learning. And 56 percent of high school students say that it would make it easier to learn if they would be allowed to use their own mobile device.

Lexington County School District One Achieves Comprehensive, Affordable Network Security for Students with Impulse Point

TAMPA, FL – March 28, 2011 – Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solutions, today announced that Lexington County School District One (Lexington One), in Lexington County South Carolina, selected Impulse Point’s SafeConnect . Lexington One recently began a new “one-to-one” technology initiative that will place a new laptop in the hands of all grade 9-12 high school students in the district. SafeConnect ensures a secure network for all students, faculty, guests, labs and devices and therefore the success of this program.

Lexington One serves more than 22,000 K-12 students and 3,000 staff and faculty in 31 locations, and remains one of the fastest-growing school districts in South Carolina. The personal computing initiative brought increased challenges to an IT department already managing close to 10,000 computers district-wide. This new initiative meant that Lexington One’s IT staff would need to nearly double its support and enforce security measures for an additional 7,000 computers in the hands of students.

Read the full Lexington One case study

Read the full case study Northern Arizona University Substantially Improves Network Security While Reclaiming 50 Hours per Month for IT Staff


Read the Campus Technology article Northern Arizona Reduces NAC Overhead


Impulse Point and Dell Join Forces to Help Northern Arizona University Improve Network Security and Reduce Help Desk Support Costs

TAMPA, FL – March 7, 2011 – Impulse Point, award-winning provider of network access control solutions for the world’s most complex, dynamic and scalable networks, today announced that Northern Arizona University has chosen Impulse Point SafeConnect to replace its installation of Cisco Clean Access. The new deployment of Impulse Point SafeConnect now delivers to the university enhanced security, reduced help desk support calls and greatly reduced NAC administration requirements for its IT staff.

“Impulse Point has exceeded my expectations,” said John Campbell, director of academic computing, Northern Arizona University. “I’ve worked with a lot of vendors, and I’m hard to please. But I’ve been very, very happy, not only with the strategic design of this solution, but also with the deployment and the response that we get anytime we need help. The combination of SafeConnect software on Dell hardware is performing extremely well for us.”

Dominican University Chose SafeConnect NAC to Replace Cisco Clean Access

January 6, 2011 – When it came time to upgrade the authentication system in 2008, Albin-Hill decided to look for an alternative. Three options were evaluated by her IT team, which chose the SafeConnect network access control system for what would hopefully end the school’s 7-year-long struggle with network security.


Read the Campus Technology article Taking Command of the Campus Network


Impulse Point SafeConnect NAC Enables Colleges and Universities to Quickly and Easily Comply with Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Mandates

Entertainment Industry Trade Group MPAA Reminds Schools to Protect Against Copyright Infringement

TAMPA, FL – December 17, 2010 -The entertainment industry this month marked another chapter in its ongoing effort to prevent illegal sharing of copyrighted material on college and university campuses. In a letter from its legal team, the Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) notified school presidents of their obligations under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) to reduce illicit peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing on campus.

For schools seeking help with HEOA compliance, the SafeConnect network access control (NAC) solution from Impulse Point provides a comprehensive resolution for P2P file sharing concerns.

SafeConnect can play a strategic role in any institution’s response to the HEOA mandates, which went into effect earlier this year, and require that colleges and universities implement:

Read More About HEOA Mandates and How SafeConnect Can Help


Read the Campus Technology article onEastern Illinois U Cuts User Complaints with NAC Overhaul


Impulse Point’s SafeConnect NAC Delivers Enhanced Security and Reduces Help Desk Calls by 70 Percent at Eastern Illinois University

SafeConnect Enabled IT to Easily Balance Network Access with Security

TAMPA, FL – November 17, 2010- Eastern Illinois University relies on Impulse Point’s SafeConnect to ensure that the University’s evolving network is reliable and secure. Impulse Point is the leading provider of network access control (NAC) solutions for large, diverse environments.

Since EIU switched to Impulse Point SafeConnect from Cisco Clean Access a year ago, the IT department has experienced positive feedback from students, faculty and staff. Prior to the switch, end users had difficulty correcting security problems on their own and contacted IT even though they were informed why they were being blocked by the network. Now, if a device seeking access to the network is out of compliance with the school’s IT security policies, the user is presented with easy-to-understand guidance to correct the problem, enabling students and other users to self-resolve most issues. Consequently, help desk calls have been reduced by 70 percent.

To learn more about how other schools have benefited, please visit the Success Stories page.

Keystone College Simplifies Wireless NAC Security with Impulse Point

College’s IT Sees Real-Time Security Management with Impulse Point and Aruba Networks

TAMPA, FL – November 4, 2010- Keystone College relies on Impulse Point’s SafeConnect to ensure that the college’s network is reliable and secure. Impulse Point is the leading provider of NAC solutions for large and complex environments. Prior to working with Impulse Point, Keystone College IT was plagued with misconfigured machines, and other devices non-compliant with the school’s IT policies, flooding the network with viruses and other problems. Although the school never had a case of a malicious user disabling the network, students in residence halls were unknowingly creating many issues that were consuming tremendous IT resources to resolve. Keystone found Impulse Point through peer recommendations on the EDUCAUSE Security List Serve and selected the SafeConnect solution because it could seamlessly integrate with wireless access provided by Aruba Networks.

New NAC at Oregon CC Delivers at All Levels

Southwestern Oregon Community College discusses why they chose SafeConnect NAC to protect their network. Read the article in Community College Week


Impulse Point Displaces Competing NAC Providers at Major Universities

Impulse Point SafeConnect Secures Critical Network Resources, Enhances User Experience, and Reduces Help Desk Calls and Support Costs

TAMPA, FL – October 25, 2010- Impulse Point, award-winning provider of network access control solutions for the world’s most complex, dynamic and scalable networks, today announced that a growing number of major U.S. universities are transitioning to SafeConnect from Cisco and Bradford Networks NAC solutions. A few of these universities include Northern Arizona University, The Master’s College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Saginaw Valley State University. They selected Impulse Point for the following reasons: enhanced end user experience, reduced help desk support calls, increased reliability and availability, ability to scale enterprise-wide, managed support services and lower total cost of ownership.

Impulse Point Sponsors EDUCAUSE Reception

TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 6, 2010 — Impulse Point, leading provider of network access control solutions for the world’s most complex, dynamic and scalable networks, will sponsor a reception on Wednesday, October 13 at EDUCAUSE 2010 in Anaheim, California.

NAC Magic at Keystone College

The right combination of wireless network hardware and network access control software has freed the IT crew at this small college to focus on user demands other than access problems. Read the article in Campus Technology!


Impulse Point 5.0 Improves Aruba Wireless Security

Impulse Point, a company whose technology provides network access control (NAC), has introduced an upgrade of its SafeConnect service that regulates access to wireless networks. Impulse, which began serving college campuses where students seek wireless connectivity for myriad devices, is now selling to the enterprise markets as employees in the workplace seek to do the same. Read the Network Computing article!


Impulse Point Announces Availability of SafeConnect Version 5

New Features Optimize NAC for Complex and Diverse Environments with Unmanaged Devices and Wireless Networks

TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 – Impulse Point, provider of the most scalable network access control (NAC) solution for complex, diverse enterprise networks, today announced the latest version of its flagship product, SafeConnect 5.0.

SafeConnect enables organizations such as UCLA, Northern Arizona University, University of Florida, and Mid-Florida Credit Union to easily manage end user authentication, guest management, anti-virus, anti-spyware, Microsoft security patches, P2P file sharing, and custom policies. New features in SafeConnect 5.0, such as policy enforcement integration with Aruba Wireless Controllers, enhanced endpoint profiling device recognition, and improved guest access sponsorship capabilities allow Impulse Point to address the evolving challenges of pervasive mobile computing within large organizations.

Info Security Products Guide Names Impulse Point Winner of the 2010 Best Deployment Scenario Award

University of Denver Case Study Selected as Winner in the Security Solution for Education Category

TAMPA, FL – JUNE 15, 2010 – Impulse Point announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Impulse Point as a winner of the 2010 Best Deployment Scenario Awards in the Security Solution for Education category. This prestigious award recognizes security vendors with advanced, ground-breaking security solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of information security. The SafeConnect Network Access Control solution was selected based on real world solution deployments that are making the most positive impact on security in today’s highly sophisticated and blended attacks environment.

Impulse Point Expands Into Canada

SafeConnect NAC Now Available through Dell Channel in Canada

ROUND ROCK, TX – APRIL 12, 2010 – Impulse Point, provider of the most scalable network access control (NAC) solution for large enterprise networks announces that SafeConnect is now available in Canada through the Dell Direct and PartnerDirect Sales Distribution Channels.

As a strategic member of Impulse Point’s PartnerConnect program, Dell provides its partners and customers throughout the U.S., and now Canada, the ability to quickly integrate a highly-scalable network access control (NAC) solution into vendor-diverse environments without the need to upgrade or manipulate their existing network infrastructure.

SafeConnect Support Apple iPad

Impulse Point’s Managed Service Support for Network Access Control Solution Provides New Product Updates within 48 Hours

TAMPA, FL – APRIL 5, 2010 – Impulse Point, provider of the most scalable network access control (NAC) solution for large enterprise networks announced today that SafeConnect supports the Apple iPad and that updates were pushed to all customers within 48 hours of release of the new endpoint device.

As the NAC industry’s first and only NAC-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider, Impulse Point is responsible for updating the SafeConnect product for all its customers on a timely basis. Our industry leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) for new devices, operating system, and endpoint security software is 24 to 48 hours, as compared to other NAC providers who struggle with maintaining 24-48+ “day” update cycles.

“We profiled and tested the new iPad within hours of its actual release on Saturday,” states Max Garcia, Chief Technology Officer for Impulse Point. “The update was pushed out to a number of selected customers over the weekend and to the remainder of our customer base through normal change management procedures by end of the day on Monday, April 5.”

SafeConnect Replaces Cisco Clean Access at Keene State College

Impulse Point’s Network Access Control Solution Reduces IT Support Costs

KEENE, NH – FEBRUARY 1, 2010 – Impulse Point, provider of the most scalable network access control (NAC) solution for large higher education enterprise networks, and Keene State College announced today that SafeConnect has successfully been deployed to provide endpoint security policy management for the College’s wireless and residential networks.

Keene State chose Impulse Point’s SafeConnect NAC to replace Cisco Clean Access (CCA) after using CCA for five years and closely reviewing other NAC products. Among the requirements considered was the product’s ease of use and the capacity to help realign the workload of a limited IT staff. “Keene State’s IT department is continually focused on strategic technology projects. We simply could not have a NAC solution that necessitated any additional support staff to run on a day to day basis,” state Laura Seraichick, CIO for Keene State College. “Not only was SafeConnect installed, running and deployed in record time, but we don’t have to dedicate additional IT resources to managing it.”

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