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August 2006

IDP/Network Access Control

IDP/NETWORK ACCESS CONTROL CounterACT ForeScout Technologies Price: $13,995 for base CT100 appliance with IPS functionality; additional $9,995 for integrated NAC module @exb @exe The idea behind CounterACT is de-scribed in its name: Find an intrusion that you can counter, and then act to do something about it. CounterACT provides layered security by combining intrusion prevention and agentless network access control. Configuration/Management B Getting the CounterACT appliance up and running mostly consists of plugging it in. You'll need three Ethernet connections: one is for management, another attaches to a span port on a switch to monitor traffic, and the third connects to an ordinary switch port to send messages and take network-based enforcement action. The CounterACT console allows you to control virtually every aspect of the appliance's operation, including telling it what to look for on your network, what to ignore, the levels you want to reach before the appliance decides you have a problem, and to make the system ...

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