StillSecure Responds

StillSecure announced that Safe Access provides extended functionality to the joint Cisco NAC/Microsoft NAP solution

September 15, 2006

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SUPERIOR, Colo. -- StillSecureR, provider of an award-winning, integrated suite of enterprise network securitysolutions, today announced that Safe AccessT, the industry's most powerful, flexible network access control (NAC) solution, provides extended functionality to the joint Cisco NAC/Microsoft NAP solution. Safe Access will fulfill critical health agent, health enforcement, and policy creation roles by offering deeper policy definition, and multiple testing and enforcement options. Using Safe Access in conjunction with the NAC/NAP frameworkhelps customers better realize the full benefits of the combined environment.

"StillSecure Safe Access provides best-of-breed network access control whether deployed in standalone mode or in conjunction with any of the several industry frameworks that it supports," said Andrew Braunberg, Senior Analyst, Current Analysis. "Safe Access is well positioned in a crowded market because of its purpose-built NAC engine, flexible combination of testing and enforcement methods, and rich policydefinition capabilities."

Safe Access' support for industry standards uniquely positions it towork separately within each framework or in concert to bring the fullbenefits of network access control. By utilizing both the NAP agent and the NAC enforcement standards, Safe Access allows administrators to test for hundreds of off-the-shelf tests, well beyond the testing and policy definition options offered in the standalone NAC/NAP environment. Furthermore, Safe Access provides an opportunity to deploy networkaccess control in environments that aren't exclusively based on Cisco and Microsoft by adding inline, endpoint-based, 802.1x, and DHCP methods of enforcement.

"We have been looking forward to Cisco and Microsoft delivering on their

promise of interoperability so that we can show the critical role thatSafe Access can play in the NAC/NAP scenario," said Mitchell Ashley, CTO andVP customer experience of StillSecure. "We are firmly committed tosupporting and enhancing industry-supported frameworks such as NAC, NAP, and the Trusted Computing Group's Trusted Network Connect. Safe Access brings unique, powerful functionality that complements all of these standards."


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