PRESS RELEASE: Bradford Networks has become a strategic supplier of network access and control solutions to Telefónica Soluciones, after successfully supporting its six-figure bid to manage the network at Spain’s largest hospital, Le Fe Hospital in Valencia. The partnership signals a key move for Bradford, as it looks to significantly grow sales throughout Europe.

Telefónica Soluciones runs Le Fe Hospital’s network as a managed service, and has deployed Bradford’s Network Sentry platform across the hospital’s Cisco-based IP (data and voice) network to provide comprehensive visibility and management of all network connections. Network Sentry’s Access Manager and Device Tracker solutions will enable Telefónica Soluciones to detect and profile all known and unknown endpoint devices and users accessing the network.

For the telecommunications giant, Network Sentry ticked all of the boxes, including flexibility in integrating easily into the hospital’s existing LAN (local area network) and its ability to handle 802.1X, Radius and ActiveDirectory. After evaluating other networking solutions, Telefónica Soluciones agreed that Network Sentry was also the most cost-effective option. These factors played a major part in the company’s decision to nominate Bradford as a network access and control provider.

“Bradford’s platform can adapt to almost any situation the network demands,” according to Senior Project Management at Telefónica Soluciones. “Network Sentry provides 100 per cent visibility of devices and people accessing the network at any time of day or night.

“It has also enhanced the network’s efficiency and productivity – for example, thanks to its automation features, we have reduced the number of servers that need to be managed from over half a dozen to just four, which means resources can be redeployed on other parts of the network that require attention. With Bradford we have a world class solution, supported by outstanding professional services and support.”

Scott Tyson, Channel Manager – International of Bradford Networks, added: “Telefónica Soluciones and Le Fe Hospital have selected a best-in-class solution, offering flexibility and efficiency across any network configuration and providing a tangible return on investment. We’re excited about working with Telefónica Soluciones on future projects and helping to expand their portfolio of networking products.”

Bradford Networks has built a reputation for itself in higher education (Southampton University Hospitals and the Universities of Durham, Kent and Nottingham), healthcare, public sector, financial services, and the corporate arena.