October 20, 2008

ConSentry Secures Intellectual Property for Pioneer Electronics

ConSentry Networks announced today that Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. has selected the LANShield(TM) platform to protect critical intellectual property data on its LAN. As an innovator in groundbreaking home and mobile entertainment technologies, protecting valuable intellectual property is essential to Pioneer(R)'s business. With ConSentry's intelligent control, Pioneer can manage who accesses the LAN, prevent virus outbreaks and apply role-based controls to limit access to data.

As Senior Manager of infrastructure and operations for Pioneer, Max Reissmueller was familiar with competitive offerings but found them either too restrictive, extremely labor intensive, or not secure enough. "I needed a solution that could protect the company's intellectual property without intruding on the day-to-day activities of our development teams and partners," Reissmueller said. "ConSentry's product doesn't just look at the initial connection; it continues to inspect the traffic and the activities beyond just basic authorized or non-authorized users. I have complete control over every packet that enters my network."

The full scope of ConSentry's intelligent control along with its granularity of configuration options helped drive Pioneer's decision to deploy ConSentry. Easily deployed and configured, the LANShield platform authenticates users against standard identity stores and automatically learns their roles. For each traffic flow, the solution identifies the application in use, applies policies based on role, and fully tracks all activities. This level of granularity ensures that Pioneer is constantly aware of all activity on its network and can manage that activity to an individual user level.

"Competitive business models depend on network openness for outsourcing, collaboration with partners, and rapid application rollout," said Joe Golden, CEO of ConSentry. "The ConSentry platform enables our customers to adopt these more flexible business practices without compromising the integrity or availability of their sensitive corporate information."

Tags and Keywords

LANShield platform, network access control, identity-based access control, user and application security, Intelligent Switching

About Pioneer

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets. The company focuses on four core business domains including Blu-ray Disc and DVD, display technologies, navigation and Digital Network Entertainment(TM).

PIONEER and the PIONEER logo are registered trademarks of the Pioneer Corporation.

About ConSentry Networks

The ConSentry Networks Intelligent Switching architecture delivers native user and application control at the LAN access edge. With this technology, ConSentry's award-winning LANShield product family enables IT managers to improve the visibility, control, and performance of users and applications and radically simplify LAN deployment and operations. ConSentry is backed by blue-chip venture capital firms Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, INVESCO Private Capital, and Sequoia Capital and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

ConSentry Networks, the ConSentry Networks logo, and LANShield are trademarks of ConSentry Networks Inc., for use in the United States and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.