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Enterasys, Vernier To Launch NAC Solutions

(Originally posted on By Jennifer Hagendorf Follett and Kevin McLaughlin)

Network access control solutions will be in the spotlight at Interop Las Vegas 2006, where Enterasys Networks, Vernier Networks and other vendors are slated to unveil NAC wares.

NAC technology ensures that all devices linked to a network are free of malware and comply with corporate security policies before they're allowed to connect, providing an effective and economical way to protect the corporate network.

To that end, Enterasys is rolling out Sentinel, a new NAC offering designed to prevent infected or unauthorized devices from gaining access to a company's network. The solution, part of the Andover, Mass.-based vendor's Secure Networks portfolio, works without deploying agents on clients, enabling it to screen both corporate and guest devices.

Sentinel includes the Trusted Access Gateway, an appliance that monitors the health of devices trying to get on the network, as well as the Trusted Access Manager, a tool for configuring and monitoring the gateway.

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