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2017 Upcoming Impulse Events

Virginia ACCS (Association of Collegiate Computing Services) – March 15-17, 2017, Norfolk, VA
InfoSecWorld Conference & Expo – April 3-5, 2017, Orlando, FL
BrainStorm – May 7-9, 2017, Sandusky, OH
Dell EMC World – May 8-11, 2017, Las Vegas, NV
University System of Georgia ISOC (Information Security Officers Conference) – May 17-19, Jekyll Island, GA
2017 New York State Cyber Security Conference – June 7-8, 2017, Albany, NY

 

Win a Vacation at the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference!

Attendees at the 2016 Annual EDUCAUSE conference in Anaheim (October 26-27) will have a chance to win a Vacation for Two Los Cabos, Mexico when they visit Impulse in Booth #540

Enter our drawing for a vacation for two!

The drawing will be held on Thursday, October 27, at 2:30 pm in Booth #540. You must be present to win. See the official rules and regulations when you enter at booth #540.

By participating in this drawing, each participant releases Impulse and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, and each winner agrees to indemnify and hold Impulse and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the winner’s acceptance or use of the prize.

Impulse Named as a Tier One Partner by Leading End-to-End Global IT Provider

SafeConnect™ Chosen as Dell’s Preferred Solution for Network Access Management

TAMPA, FL, April 19, 2016 – – Impulse, the leader in context-aware device security and access control orchestration, announces that Dell Networking has chosen SafeConnect™ as their Preferred Network Access Management Solution.

SafeConnect automates BYOD on-boarding, guest and Internet of Things (IoT) device enrollment, and device security by combining real-time, context-aware security assessment, enforcement and remediation. The solution is supported by a cloud-managed service in conjunction with a user-centric philosophy that exemplifies “The Impulse Experience”.

“We were looking for a network security provider who would help simplify the complexity involved in deploying Network Access Control (NAC) in support of our Dell Networking product portfolio,” said Tom Burns, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking and Enterprise Infrastructure. “Impulse has collaborated successfully with Dell for the last several years and has consistently demonstrated the ability to deliver its SafeConnect solution in a cost-effective and simplified fashion. NAC is a key requirement for our customers and SafeConnect’s cloud-managed approach to deployment and support is consistent with Dell’s IT simplification and cloud-centric strategy.”

Impulse Awarded Information Technology Control for New York State

New York Education and Government Institutions Can Now Easily Procure SafeConnect™ for BYOD Management

TAMPA, FL, March 10, 2016 – – Impulse, the leader in Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions that support BYOD-friendly enterprises announces the availability of its SafeConnect Network Access Management product suite through the New York State Office of General Services Information Technology Umbrella Contract (Lot 1 Software). Impulse was the only Independent NAC Provider to be awarded the contract, which will remain in effect until November 29, 2020.

“We are exceedingly pleased that the State of New York chose Impulse as the only independent network access control provider”, says Kara Tomak, Global Channel Manager at Impulse. “We’ve assembled an impressive team of partners for this contract who all bring a wealth of industry institutional knowledge. We’re excited to bring SafeConnect’s automated BYOD processes and managed support services to the public sector customers of not only New York State, but also the surrounding states which plan to utilize the contract as well.”

 

SafeConnect Schools Occupy Two of Top Ten Spots in National Online Security Survey

TAMPA, FL, October 23, 2015 – Impulse, the leading provider of Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions in support of BYOD-friendly enterprises, congratulates the Top 10 schools included in SecurityScorecard’s 2015 Higher Education Security Report. SafeConnect supports two of the Top 10 schools: #3-ranked Adams State University and #6-ranked University of North Alabama. Both schools received ‘A’s in the categories of network and endpoint security.

In a study released by SecurityScorecard™, 485 colleges and universities were graded across seven major security categories including endpoint security and network security. The colleges and universities included in the study were selected based on the digital footprint of each university, having at least 1,000 or more public-facing IP addresses.

A key finding showed that the average time to patch vulnerable software and applications in the Education vertical is 28 days. Impulse is committed to delivering supported updates of new endpoint operating systems and security software anti-virus applications within 24 to 48 hours of their official release date, as compared to other NAC providers who often struggle with maintaining 24‐48+ “day” update cycles.

“SafeConnect addresses virus and malware outbreaks and network security concerns by being an enforcement mechanism and ensuring patching cadence for end points,” says Kirk Anderson, Customer Support Manager at Impulse. “We’re continually pushing updated OS fingerprints to our customers so that their systems recognize devices as soon as possible. Devices with outdated operating systems are especially vulnerable to malware, and present a very significant risk to the network”.

Win a Vacation at the 2015 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference!

Attendees at the 2015 Annual EDUCAUSE conference in Indianapolis (October 28-29) will have a chance to win a Vacation for Two to the Bahamas when they visit Impulse in Booth #1350

Enter our drawing for a vacation for two to the bahamas!

The drawing will be held on Thursday, October 29, at 2:30 pm in Booth #1035. You must be present to win. See the official rules and regulations when you enter at booth #1035.

By participating in this drawing, each participant releases Impulse and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, and each winner agrees to indemnify and hold Impulse and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the winner’s acceptance or use of the prize.

Guest Onboarding Demonstration at the 2015 EDUCAUSE Conference

Try it – it’s easy!  While you’re at the conference and at the booth to register for this fabulous all-inclusive vacation, take a couple of minutes to see first-hand just how quickly your guests and byod users can access a secure SSID. On-boarding in less than 5 steps!

 

SafeConnect Supports Windows 10 on Day of Release

TAMPA, FL, July 22, 2015 – – Impulse, the leading provider of Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions in support of BYOD-friendly enterprises, announces that SafeConnect has fully supported the Windows 10 preview since the developer release became available. Impulse is a member of the Windows Inside Program.

Impulse users upgrading to Windows 10 on July 29 (official release date of the new software) will be immediately recognized and fully supported by SafeConnect without any end user disruption.

Impulse will recertify support against the official release build and provide any necessary enhancements within 48 hours of Microsoft’s release. SafeConnect™ is supported by the BYOD industry’s leading maintenance and support agreement, which includes a 48-hour Service Level Agreement (SLA) for recognition of new devices, operating systems, and endpoint security software.

“We’ve been keeping a sharp eye on Windows 10 since last winter. Microsoft has addressed some the key concerns related to Windows 8. Windows 10 is designed to adapt its user interface based on the type of device being used, offering two separate modes: one optimized for mouse and keyboard and a tablet mode designed for touchscreens. As a result, desktop users moving from Windows 7 will find an enhanced, but much more comfortable and familiar experience, which was not the case for many using Windows 8.” says Kirk Anderson, Customer Support Manager at Impulse.

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Impulse Awarded PEPPM Contracts for Pennsylvania and California

SafeConnect Products Now Easier to Purchase at a Discounted Price


TAMPA, FL, June 16, 2015 – – Impulse, the leader in Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions that support BYOD-friendly enterprises announces the availability of SafeConnect products through the PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program for the states of Pennsylvania and California.

“We are incredibly pleased that PEPPM chose Impulse for these two contracts, as it allows us to continue serving our valued customers in the education and public sector space who participate in the PEPPM program”, says Kara Tomak, Channel Sales Manager at Impulse. “We’ve offered our entire product line at very competitive pricing as a way to support the many organizations trying to find ways to stretch their technology budgets while taking the first steps down the path of a BYOD journey. The purchasing process just became much easier for organizations required to go through contract vehicles.”

In addition to the discounted pricing available through the PEPPM contract, SafeConnect further reduces the total cost of ownership with its industry-exclusive managed support services.
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Media Contacts

Impulse’s network access control subject matter experts regularly speak with journalists and at conferences on a range of topics for general and highly technical audiences.
To inquire about network access control, schedule an interview, or discuss a speaking engagement, please contact Anne Torgler at atorgler@impulse.com

Note: Press with same-day interview requests should call our Headquarters Office directly at 1-813-904-2770 to be connected to our marketing department weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Upon calling, please identify yourself as a media representative with an urgent assignment.




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