Portnox Competes in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

Portnox CLEAR is a cloud-delivered network access control solution providing actionable network visibility and risk management of endpoints in any location, on or off campus, delivering continuous risk monitoring of all endpoints – IoT, BYOD and managed devices, across wired, wireless and virtual networks.
Portnox CLEAR is a cloud-delivered network access control solution providing actionable network visibility and risk management of endpoints in any location, on or off campus, delivering continuous risk monitoring of all endpoints – IoT, BYOD and managed devices, across wired, wireless and virtual networks.

Digital transformation, mobile workers, unmanaged devices including IoT, and cloud based applications are causing complex network security and access control challenges that place corporate assets and data at risk.

Portnox CLEAR, a new competitor to the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is the first cloud-delivered Network Access Control (NAC) solution delivered as a cloud service that controls access using continuous risk-scoring of each endpoint; including mobile, BYOD and IoT, connecting from anywhere in the world.

Portnox CLEAR NAC-as-a-Service generates unique risk scores for each device based on the security configuration and posture of the device in conjunction with contextual behavior patterns, whether a device is on or off premise, over wired, VPN or wireless networks.

This protects the network and corporate assets from threats, including non-compliant and rogue devices.

CLEAR supports digital transformation and “cloud first” initiatives that increase business agility and reduce IT infrastructure spending.

(Meet Steve, the stressed out sys admin we all know and love. With everyone in the office bringing their own device, trying to protect his network is a mission impossible. His day in the office is hectic, to say the least…. even the routers and ports are concerned for his welfare. Courtesy of Portnox and YouTube.)

Portnox CLEAR is System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certified, which validates that it meets and exceeds the highest standards for security and trust controls in the industry.

A powerful RESTFul API facilitates integration with other security and networking products to automate threat response workflows.

Patented, machine-learning driven risk profiling extends continuous risk monitoring to endpoints outside the corporate perimeter.

On day one, Portnox CLEAR ensures compliance with industry regulations, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, FINRA, FISMA, GLBA.

Portnox CLEAR eliminates the deployment and ongoing management complexities and costs typically associated with NAC technologies.

No on-premises hardware or software is required and CLEAR is always running the latest versions with all upgrades being transparent to administrators.

Since no training is required to operate or configure CLEAR, it eliminates the need for specialized security professionals to implement and operate network access control.

As a geo-distributed cloud-service, CLEAR scales easily with organization growth.

One click of a mouse extends CLEAR to locations and endpoints without complicated configurations.

(CLEAR assistant explains how simple it is to discover and control devices that could present a risk to your network. Learn how to set access policies based on a device’s level of risk, and to set automated controls that keep vulnerable devices off the network until they are in compliance. Courtesy of Portnox and YouTube.)

Portnox CLEAR provides simplified NAC, authentication mechanisms and agentless visibility and control, but the platform also offers optional agents (Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS) to support specific use cases, continuous risk monitoring, and off-premise compliance checks.

Since CLEAR is vendor agnostic and supports all network devices, it eliminates integration costs or challenges.

Unlike alternatives, NAC technology from Portnox pinpoints rogue endpoints and can take immediate, automated actions, including blocking devices that violate security policies.

(What is NAC as-a-service? How does it work? What are the benefits? Check out this short Portnox webinar and find out everything you need to know. Courtesy of Portnox and YouTube.)

With Portnox, organizations achieve automated security, visibility and control for any device accessing the network including BYOD and IoT, and even physical ports such as organizations use for employee security cards.

Portnox currently operates in North America and EMEA across a broad range of market verticals, with over 500 customers worldwide and a healthy pipeline.

The majority of customers are SMEs (100 to 5,000 users), a segment that is growing faster than the overall NAC market.

Since SME organizations typically turn to MSPs and MSSPs, Portnox designed its solutions for MSPs and MSSPs.

In addition to CLEAR, Portnox offers CORE, an easy to deploy, agentless, on-premises NAC solution that supports highly regulated finance, healthcare and government organizations.

Businesses with both cloud and on-premises requirements can achieve hybrid NAC through Portnox.

(With Portnox CLEAR’s continuous risk monitoring at play, Danny the laptop knows that wherever Ralph takes him, he’s not going to put corporate assets at risk. Nothing will now stand in the way of the friendship between Ralph and Danny the laptop. Courtesy of Portnox and YouTube.)

CLEAR and CORE solutions seamlessly integrate, and both are vendor agnostic and support SNMP and 802.1X.

According to the director of network operations at a major bank, with over $170 billion in assets: “The visibility, control and dynamic VLAN capabilities Portnox was able to bring not only to our headquarters, but across all branches and remote sites from a central management location was unique, compared with other solutions evaluated; and made our decision in favor of Portnox easy.”

The bank has limited IT personnel at remote branches. The combination of Portnox CLEAR and CORE provides network access control for HQ’s guest Wi-Fi network, quarantine and other VLANs with no local configurations or IT resources required.

As a cloud-delivered solution, CLEAR is always running the most updated version with the latest features and capabilities.

The solution goes deep into the security posture of the endpoint and grants network access based on a device’s risk profile, generated by information about the device itself, the network connection and the user’s identity.

Portnox CLEAR Competes in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

As a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Competitor, Portnox will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Network Security Solutions.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.


Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

Good luck to Portnox CLEAR on becoming a Winner of the 2019 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at americansecuritytoday.com.

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

Portnox provides simple to deploy, operate and maintain network access control, security and visibility solutions that can be deployed on-premises, as a cloud-delivered service, or in hybrid mode.

It is agentless and vendor agnostic, allowing organizations to maximize their existing network and cybersecurity investments. Hundreds of enterprises around the world rely on Portnox for network visibility, cybersecurity policy enforcement and regulatory compliance.


Name of Nominated Organization:: Portnox
AST Awards Category:: Best Network Security Solution
Name of Nominated Product, System or Solution:: Portnox CLEAR
Rationale to Support this Entry::  
Link to Nominated Organizations Web Page:: https://www.portnox.com
Link to More Information for Consideration of Product, System or Solution (Brief Description):: Info on Portnox CLEAR: https://www.portnox.com/portnox-clear/
Info on the company, videos, e-books, white papers, etc.: https://www.portnox.com/resources/