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DEFINITION: Network access control (NAC), also called network admission control, is a method of bolstering the security of a proprietary network by restricting the availability of network resources to endpoint devices that comply with a defined security policy. A traditional network access server (NAS) is a server that performs authentication and authorization functions for potential users by verifying logon information.  … 
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How Cryptographic Keys Enabled Hackers to Undermine Security
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WHITE PAPER: This infographic breaks down a trust-based attack, showing how hackers compromised vulnerable encryption keys and why security controls didn't stop them.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2015


Secure Mobile Access: Overcoming Today's BYOD Obstacles
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Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

Dell Software

Identity Management Tech Brief
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WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn more about domain controllers with Linux for better identity and access management.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Provide Identity Integration Into Office 365 and Beyond
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks you through the challenges of identity integration and examines the strategies available to simplify the process.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

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Migrate Without Pain: Replace Your Aging LDAP Infrastructure
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper introducesĀ a method for migrating away from LDAP that's easy, efficient, and risk-free.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Single Sign-On Solutions for Employees to Microsoft Office 365
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how to avoid deployment complexities and multiple logins and gain effortless access to Office 365 and other applications.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Ping Identity Corporation

What is an Identity Provider and Why Do I Need to Become One
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the reasons enterprises should become Identity Providers (IdPs), what becoming an IdP involves, and why you should consider automating this process as much as possible.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014


Dow Corning Uses Classifications Labels to Help Protect Intellectual Property
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Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015


Identification and Credentialing: Secure and Verify Identity with Biometrics
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an identity and access management solution that utilizes biometrics. Learn how to implement a security architecture that grants access based on workflow, biometric types, and hardware and software vendors.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


How Controlling Access to Privileged Accounts Can Keep Insider Threat from Hurting Your Bottom Line
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access control is a necessity. Read this paper to identify a line of identity and access solutions that address these problems inside the perimeter and, ultimately, your enterprise's bottom line and reputation.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation
NETWORK ACCESS CONTROL DEFINITION (continued): …  In addition to these functions, NAC restricts the data that each particular user can access, as wellas implementing anti-threat applications such as firewalls, antivirus software and spyware-detectionprograms. NAC also regulates and restricts the things individual subscribers can do once they are connected. Several major networking and IT vendors have introduced NAC products.NAC is ideal for corporations and agencies where the user environment can be rigidly controlled. However, some administrators have expressed doubt about the practicality of NAC deployment in networks with large numbers of … 
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