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  • 10/25/2007
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NAC Gets Knocked Around

"The vast majority of companies are deploying network access control (NAC) technology as a means of securing their endpoints -- but they aren't all happy about it," reads "Is NAC Dying?"
"The vast majority of companies are deploying network access control (NAC) technology as a means of securing their endpoints -- but they aren't all happy about it," reads "Is NAC Dying?"The story, reported from the Interop networking show in New York, goes on to lament that although "most companies are getting network access control," they continue to be vexed by issues like "cost, complexity, and vulnerabilities."

Standard thinking has been that NAC helps small and midsize business control networks and control costs.

Maybe NAC is a buzzword of epic proportions?

All I know is that NAC is still the right answer some of the time. At least one user recently featured on bMighty is pleased with NAC. Jeremy Hobbs is a school CIO in Canada, who is successfully deploying a NAC solution from Nevis Networks.

Without it "the manageability gap was huge," he said. Nevis delivered the adaptability that Hobbs was looking for. It gave him the nuts and bolts technology," he said, that enabled his tech team to build applications "around the capabilities of the Nevis box."

What's your NAC story?


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