The integration with GEARS and open source NAC PacketFence offers customers a combined solution to ensure device compliance and security before and during network access.
October 22nd, 2014
âWe are very excited to partner with OPSWAT to build this integration,â commented Ludovic Marcotte, CEO of Inverse. âThe compliance checking capabilities that GEARS can offer PacketFence customers will allow them great visibility and control over the security of the devices that join their network.â
The GEARS platform provides visibility and remediation of the compliance state and security of devices. Administrators can define security policies around the required configuration of protection applications and systems settings, as well as define unwanted applications that should not be installed or running, and identify compromised or infected devices. The initial integration with GEARS allows PacketFence to force the installation of the GEARS client on endpoints during the on-boarding process. Moreover, PacketFence will ensure that the client is always correctly installed and operating before granting network access to endpoints. Administrators can then use GEARS to manage the compliance of devices and quickly identify issues and infections.
Similarly, GEARS customers can now take advantage of the initial integration with PacketFence to implement network access control capabilities with a robust, Open Source solution. Customers will soon be able to enforce that only compliant devices, as defined by their GEARS policy, are able to access their network, by using PacketFence for device registration, monitoring and isolation. PacketFence being Free and Open Source and GEARS’s free license for up to 25 devices, small businesses can now have enterprise-quality secure access control with zero capex.
OPSWATâs VP of Business Development, Tom Mullen said âPacketFence is a fantastic enforcement complement to GEARS, and we look forward to working with Inverse to enable administrators to implement a wide variety of endpoint compliance enforcement options for both devices already on the network as well devices connecting to the networks managed by PacketFence.â
To learn more about the integration between PacketFence and GEARS, join OPSWAT and Inverse for a webinar on October 30th. More information is available from the OPSWAT and PacketFence websites.
About OPSWAT and GEARS
OPSWAT GEARS is a platform designed to provide IT and security professionals with advanced compliance and threat detection capabilities. Beyond providing visibility into applications like antivirus, hard disk encryption and public file sharing, GEARS allows administrators to effortlessly enforce endpoint compliance and detect infections. GEARS can be easily integrated with network or data access solutions to protect an organizationâs resources.
OPSWAT is a San Francisco-based software company that provides solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure. Founded in 2002, OPSWAT delivers solutions that provide manageability of endpoints and networks, and that help organizations protect against zero day attacks by using multiple antivirus engine scanning and document sanitization. OPSWATâs intuitive applications and comprehensive development kits are deployed by SMB, enterprise and OEM customers to more than 100 million endpoints worldwide.
To learn more about OPSWATâs innovative and unique solutions, please visit http://www.opswat.com.
Adam Winn GEARS Product Manager, OPSWAT Inc. 398 Kansas St. San Francisco, CA 94103, United States Office: (415) 590-7300 x329 Fax: (415) 590-7399 awinn(at)opswat.com;)
Ludovic Marcotte CEO, Inverse Inc. 7000 Park Avenue, Office 407 Montreal, Quebec, H2V 1E7, Canada Office: (866) 353-6153 Fax: (514) 227-5394 lmarcotte(at)inverse.ca;)Back to 2014