Network access control (NAC) is a solution whose time has come. The popularity of BYOD and business-critical SaaS apps, makes NAC a critical infrastructure component. NAC bolsters the security of a proprietary network by restricting the availability of network resources to endpoint devices that comply with a defined security policy. NAC restricts the data that each particular user can access. Firewalls, antivirus, software and malware detection is also implemented via NAC. Essentially, NAC decides which endpoints devices to let into the network.
NAC provides deeper visibility into what devices are connected to the network and how they interact with the network. This solution is for corporations that need more than just access control. NAC tools integrate with infrastructure components such as mobile device management (MDM), to automate security and monitoring. Additionally, NAC systems aggregate data to help the corporations identify potential vulnerabilities. This type of proactive monitoring allows businesses to respond faster to business and security needs.
Successful deployment of NAC requires a high-level of expertise in security, mobile and networking to work closely together. Managing endpoints is one of the most important and essential aspects of network access control. Serious consideration must be given to workflows and policies that span a multitude of devices and network components. It is essential to have a NAC deployment strategy and guidelines in place before making a purchase. Best practices dictate that any NAC strategy incorporate a variety of different components, including authentication and enforcement.
ACE IT Solutions‘ experienced technicians have the expertise to properly develop a NAC strategy to ensure a successful deployment. Our partnerships with the most reputable technology vendors allow us to provide a menu of NAC solutions to meet our client’s unique needs.
Not sure if your business is ready for NAC. Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646-558-5575, we will assess your technology infrastructure and decide on the best way forward.