Adoption of Network Access Control (NAC) technologies is not moving as quickly as many security vendors would like, but Information Security magazine's Neil Roiter says adoption is taking place and market numbers show many organizations taking an interest. Roiter explains the market mover and shakers and discusses how Microsoft could have an affect on the market with its Network Access Protection (NAP) plans in 2008.
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- NAC vendors stake future on manageability
With security experts predicting a shake-out in the NAC market, vendors are focusing on management tools as the best recipe for survival.
- Experts: NAC not dead, just immature
NAC adoption has not been as robust as many vendors had hoped, and experts say the reason is a lack of market maturity -- not a lack of interest in the technology.
- Vernier Networks quietly changes name, approach
One analyst says Vernier Networks' decision to re-launch as Autonomic Networks could be in response to slower-than-expected growth in the NAC sector.
- NAC switches, appliances help track users, malware
Some vendors are offering switches and appliances to monitor traffic for malware and unauthorized access, as the NAC market including Cisco NAC and Microsoft NAP sorts itself out.
- NAC panel says technology may not add up
A panel discussing the potential of using network access control (NAC) says the technology may not be worth the price of deploying and maintaining it.
- Making the NAC decision: Open source vs. commercial network access control products
There are now a number of free and open source network access control (NAC) products, but how do they stack up against the commercial options? Network professional Mike Chapple gives us a rundown.
- Essential elements of a network access control (NAC) endpoint security strategy
Don't make the mistake in believing that network access control is simply about endpoint security. In fact, it's about much more. Contributor Joel Snyder explains.
- What to consider when deploying NAC products
There have been some network access control (NAC) success stories, but there has also been a fair share of NAC frustrations and deployment issues. In this expert Q&A, Mike Chapple doles out some helpful advice.