Safety and security are top of mind in 2020, which might explain the uptick in interest in network access control.
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- Cisco ISE
- HPE Aruba ClearPass
- Fortinet FortiNAC
- Forescout eyeControl
For the uninitiated: Network access control (abbreviated NAC, and sometimes called network admission control) establishes identity-based permissions across an organization’s network, ensuring access that’s commensurate to each user and device. A rank and file employee on a personal laptop might earn access to Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only. Meanwhile, an executive on a company computer and ethernet typically lands in a permission group that lets them go deeper into the network.
NAC is used across industries, but is a must-have in highly regulated spaces and larger enterprises. It’s also common in mid-market companies that have experienced a security incident, anticipate an audit, or have inherent security concerns (think medical practices, credit unions, and regional banks).
Shockingly, though, companies that invest in NAC rarely get past basic installation, and miss out on NAC's true value. Here's why – and how Velaspan helps.