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Analysis: Network Access Control

 
 

All conspiracy theorists worth their salt have one thing in common: A certainty that far-reaching and insidious forces are conspiring, molding events to suit their nefarious aims.

That about sums up the NAC market.

The number of players in this intrigue has exploded from a handful a few years ago to upwards of 35 today. And it's not just infrastructure gear vendors, though Cisco Systems and its rivals are well represented. From AirMagnet to Vernier, and of course Microsoft, everyone wants a piece of your security budget, and they're not above forming convenient alliances to get it.

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