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October 2008

Learn how to choose NAC services

NAC Services Verizon Business Price: Based on size and type of engagement Network access control adoption is growing--an Infonetics report earlier this year reported 16 percent growth over Q1 2007. But even in a consolidating market, choosing the best technology for your organization is no simple matter. You have to ask: Do you choose an inline appliance, or out-of-band or switch-based product? What type of enforcement will you employ? Do you require post-connect as well as pre-connect device assessment? Are the benefits of NAC to your company even worth the investment and the difficulties of deploying and maintaining NAC in your network? Verizon Business has announced dedicated professional services to NAC, but a managed service is another matter. "There are too many options; it's too complicated, it's too deep, it's too broad," says Omar Khawaja, Verizon manager of security solutions marketing. "NAC is more about integration, what a NAC solution has to complement, and less about installation." The exception is Cisco's NAC ...

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