Pasporte Selects ConSentry’s Intelligent Switch Platform

ConSentry Networks announces that Pasporte is deploying the LANShield Switch platform for all customers. ConSentry's Intelligent Switch will provide user, file and application control along with granular network visibility for Pasporte's managed customers in each of the company's three datacentres.

Pasporte operated a traditional network within its datacentres based on Cisco access switches, but proactively sought to upgrade these products to provide additional levels of control and visibility. After reviewing enterprise switches from ConSentry, Cisco and Juniper, Pasporte selected the LANShield CS-4048 for its ability to immediately give control and visibility of their network whilst being deployed in the same way as a traditional edge switch. Pasporte will replace their existing Cisco access switches with the ConSentry CS-4048 48 port Gigabit switch.

ConSentry's Intelligent Switch delivers a complete understanding of the user, what applications they have access to and their file and Internet activity. This tied with the LANShield's transparent role based access control capability means that Pasporte can take complete control of their LAN. The LANShield Switch authenticates users and devices against standard identity stores and automatically learns their roles. For each traffic flow, it identifies the application in use and applies policies based on that user's role.

This level of granularity ensures Pasporte are fully aware of all activity on the customer network and can manage that activity to an individual user level. The integration of user, role and application control in addition to standard switching functionality in a single platform improves efficiency, reduces OpEx and demonstrates a clear differentiated service offering for Pasporte.

Every new client of Pasporte will be provisioned a ConSentry enabled LAN. In addition, as each client contract is renewed, Pasporte will replace the existing Cisco switches with the ConSentry LANShield platform. To confirm their commitment to total LAN security, Pasporte is also deploying ConSentry LANShield Switches on its own network, utilising role-based LAN segmentation to ensure only approved individuals have access to specific customer information and resources.

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