Highly automated advanced detection and classification of managed and unmanaged devices secures BYOD and IoT growth

Pulse Secure, the leader in secure access solutions has announced an update to their Pulse Policy Secure solution that allows advanced device discovery with highly automated and detailed profiling. Administrators can now secure the growing number of IT and non-traditional IP devices attached to corporate networks, as part of a complete Network Access Control (NAC) solution.

The new release of Pulse Policy Secure enables administrators to provide more granular information on new devices attaching to the network — often as a result of the growing BYOD and Internet of Things trends. Analyst firm Gartner estimates that there are around 2.3 billion enterprise class connected “things” including cross-industry items such as HVAC and building management systems. The second class of connected things includes vertical-specific devices, such as specialised equipment used in hospital operating theatres, tracking devices in container ships, and many others.

“The new device discovery and profiler features allow administrators to continuously run detection routines that classify managed and unmanaged devices across the network with detailed reporting to streamline management and security policy enforcement,” explains Prakash Mana, Head of Product Management for Pulse Secure, “Using this as part of our Network Access Control solution provides the most efficient method of discovering, profiling, and securing every device, as everything is contained within a single GUI, enforcement and reporting structure.”

Pulse Secure’s profiling feature offers continuous profiling using DHCP, SNMP, Nmap and HTTP user agents and references detection against a growing database of 9500 unique device types. The solution also profiles endpoints assigned with static IP addresses and actively scans open ports to detect MAC spoofing.

“Pulse Secure’s profiling functionality along with the frequent feature updates that we release for all of our products are available as a free trial, downloadable from our website. Our constant focus on innovation is exactly why Pulse Secure is the leader in Secure Access,” Adam Jaques, Senior Director of Worldwide Marketing for Pulse Secure adds.

The new Pulse Policy Secure v5.3 update is free to existing customers with an active support contract, or can be downloaded as a free trial from the Pulse Secure website. For more information, visit https://www.pulsesecure.net/policy-secure

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