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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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Expert Advice – 20 Practical Tips on Authentication from Healthcare IT Professionals
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals 20 single sign-on (SSO) and strong authentication implementation tips from your successful peers.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imprivata

Next Generation Authentication for the Mobile Ready Enterprise
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a multi-factor authentication solution that allows organizations to leverage existing security services to better manage the identities accessing IT services from mobile devices.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

SSO Vendor Evaluator’s Guide
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: Access this checklist for key qualities you should be looking for in a single sign-on (SSO) solution to help you evaluate vendors.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Imprivata

Demystifying Switch-based ACLs
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper aims to help you better understand switch-based Access Control Lists (ACLs) by exploring what they are used for and how to best utilize them on IOS-based Catalyst devices. View now to learn more!
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 | Published: 14 Feb 2013

Global Knowledge

The Key to Seamless SSO
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a virtualized federated identity service that extends authentication beyond the security layer and reaches external applications, ensuring enterprise-wide protection.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

When Millions Need Access: Identity Management in an Interconnected World
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers an automation solution that will allow you to monitor the ever-growing number of access points to your organization's sensitive data.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2013

IBM

Incorporating Authentication with Imaging and Printing Devices to Improve Data Protection
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses a security solution that helps protect your company's confidential information and control printing access by requiring users to authenticate at your imaging and printing devices with your existing proximity cards.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Achieve secure mobile access to enterprise applications
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource highlights a mobile and social access management platform that offers secure mobile access to enterprise applications by leveraging your existing back-end identity management infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 25 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Build Your Identity And Access Management Strategy
sponsored by Symplified
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research, Inc., paper explores the current and future states of identity and access management and describes steps your organization should take to create an IAM strategy and successfully put it into use.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

Symplified

Fighting Back Against Network Complexity
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Network management is becoming increasingly difficult, costly and time-consuming. Legacy manual procedures cannot keep up with today's complex networks. Read this white paper to learn why implementing network automation is critical to managing your network.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Infoblox
 
 
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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