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  • Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service): Portnox
  • Website: http://www.portnox.com
  • Company size (employees): 30
  • Country: United States
  • Type of solution: Software
  • Approximate number of users worldwide: A couple of million connection points protected world wide / more than 300 customers

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

•Complete endpoint visibility and protection to all access layers - CLEAR profiles all endpoints by inspecting dozens of risk parameters and IT will be alerted of the dangers endpoints pose before they join and while they are on the enterprise network – whether they are wired, wireless or VPN. CLEAR approves access for low risk endpoints and limits or denies access for the rest (alert, block and more).

•Simple, cost-effective Security-as-a-Service cloud deployment. No appliances, agents or network changes required that scales the entire network, including all remote branches and sites with immediate value delivered on day one of deployment.

•Complete security approach, this product takes over all the functionalities of a Radius Server, Certificate Authority Server, Two-Factor Authentication Server for VPNs, User Repository, Audit and Trail Database and Web Management Application. These are all clustered, load balanced, fully patched, encrypted and secured, without IT intervention. CLEAR manages, maintains and upgrades them all seamlessly, behind the scenes, providing 99.99% SLA.

In less than 300 words, summarize the most important features and benefits of this product or service

Portnox CLEAR™ is a Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud platform that delivers continuous, on/off-premises risk monitoring and device vulnerability assessment for corporate and BYOD endpoints across any wired, wireless and cloud infrastructure. Similar to a credit score, it assigns risk scores, assesses the threat a device may pose to your network and takes action in real time.
CLEAR profiles all endpoints by inspecting dozens of risk parameters, including checking the status of the anti-virus, installed applications, disk encryption, open ports, installed root certificates, firewall, patches and many more. Organizations can ensure that each employee’s endpoint is assigned a unique set of revocable credentials to access the network. Those credentials are valid only on that specific endpoint.
With CLEAR, IT is automatically alerted of the dangers endpoints pose before they join, and while they are on the enterprise network – whether they are wired, wireless or VPN. CLEAR approves access for low risk endpoints and limits or denies access for endpoints that pose a risk to the organizational network. When an unknown or malicious device is found, Portnox Network Access Control (NAC) offers three crucial features, detection, prevention, and response. Portnox can block or limit the access of unknown devices and virtually integrate with ANY detection product using its automated response module. Once an alert about network abnormalities is received, it can perform an enforcement action on that device. Response includes automatically blocking, limiting access, or quarantining suspected devices – all working to protect and prevent attacks in the network. The software also offers pre-and post-connection control, so it is flexible, depending on user, device, location, compliance and time.

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