The explosion of mobile devices, coupled with advances in wireless technologies and readily available cloud-based applications, has driven a fundamental computing shift within large network environments. Today nearly everyone has a smartphone, a laptop computer, and/or tablet in addition to other network-ready devices—-which has created the need for IT organizations to implement higher density wireless networks to support the escalating volume of mobile devices.
The number and diversity of devices in any corporation, hospital, college campus, or school district has exploded – easily tripling the number seen just a few years ago. This puts tremendous pressure on IT infrastructure; as devices are added more resources are used, more bandwidth is consumed, more IP addresses are allocated and re-cycled, and more wireless access points are required to handle the increased density. The ability to successfully identify device types, ascertain the identity of the user, and maintain a positive user experience while roaming has also become a formidable challenge. Additionally, organizations are being challenged with the task of correlating device and user identity over time across their networks for regulatory compliance; security forensics purposes; and identity-based web content access and bandwidth management policies.
SafeConnect’s Identity Access Control recognizes when unknown devices attempt access to your wired, wireless, or VPN networks and provides the following essential features and benefits:
SafeConnect provides the ability to not only automate the enforcement of security and compliance policies, but also gathers a wealth of context-aware device information so you can make informed and intelligent decisions about your network.
Impulse’s Contextual Intelligence™ technology delivers real-time device information that correlates identity/role, device type, and location (along with other attributes such as ownership and compliance status) over time to power its SafeConnect solution.
Information gleaned “in context” regarding mobile devices on the network (both real time and historically) allow IT managers to make better decisions on network capacity, risk mitigation, and forensic analysis required for addressing compliance. Accessing real-time contextual information also reduces the number and length of help desk calls by improving the end user experience.
SafeConnect™ delivers the real-time identity-to-device association information required to support the networks of today. SafeConnect™ participates in Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication by processing RADIUS accounting messaging generated by 802.1X-WPA2 Enterprise networks. This identity framework can be extended through our Contextual Intelligence Publisher and providethis information to third party network management devices such as web content filters, bandwidth packet shapers, next generation firewalls and Security Event Information Management (SEIM) devices to enable identity-based policies within these networking devices.
Impulse provides a comprehensive hardware/software maintenance program with SafeConnect. This includes 24×7 system monitoring, problem determination and resolution technical support, daily remote backups and overnight hardware replacement, and free software/hardware upgrades. This is the industry’s only continuous system monitoring and update service with standard maintenance. Our technical staff continuously monitors the health of the system and will take proactive corrective action if a problem is detected. This service also includes nightly updates on device profiling, operating systems, and remediation software updates.
Getting other BYOD systems operational can take weeks or even months of work. SafeConnect can be installed in minutes and fully deployed in a matter of hours. Our engineers can provide insights on common practices which accelerates the full deployment process. From remote installation and real-time monitoring to “no hands” system updates, see SafeConnect in action to fully appreciate it. Click here to discover how rapidly you can deploy SafeConnect.
With SafeConnect™, users who do not have credentials within an organization may self-provision accounts via a fully automated process. Alternatively, access to guests can be delegated to authorized personnel to provision accounts for Guest Users, as needed. Administrators can now configure multiple guest self-provisioning profiles to control the default access, approval and notification and guest account duration requirements. This eliminates the need for time-consuming case-by-case contact by help desk personnel. Administrators can choose from one or more of four approval methods, depending on the level of control required and the requirements of each profile:
We believe in teamwork and will work with you to develop the Impulse solution that works best for your network and your team. Our service philosophy is to own and maintain the function of updating new operating systems and security software applications “in-house” as part of our proactive maintenance. Proactive monitoring of policy server hardware components (CPU, memory, disk, etc.), network connectivity, and key application processes is included with SafeConnect along with technical support when you need it. To learn more about the 24/7 proactive maintenance service click here.