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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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Combating the Insider Threat: Your Guide to Staying Secure
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This e-book explores the danger of insider threats and provides suggestions on preventing them. Read on to learn why you need to focus your security inward and what practices will help you do so.
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Secure, Optimized Global Access to Corporate Resources
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a unified access solution that provides end-to-end availability and optimization with secure unified access, extending the application policy to the client.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

F5 Networks

Stock Yards Bank and Trust Makes Employees Productive and Keeps Data Secure
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This case study features one large, trusted U.S. bank's experience with a simplified authentication solution that enabled increased productivity, compliance, and security levels.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Imprivata

Securing Access to the Office 365 Cloud with HOTPin Two-Factor Authentication
sponsored by Celestix Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some basic planning and deployment steps for Microsoft Office 365 and some key considerations on how to keep the system secure.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Celestix Networks

Higher Education Network Security: Satisfying Today's Bandwidth-Hungry Students
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents a strategy that helped a leading higher education institution protect their network without slowing it down or affecting availability. Learn about benefits like in-depth visibility and reporting of network activities, identity-centric authentication for device security, and much more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Intelligent Authentication and User Access Balancing Security and Convenience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Inside this vital resource, uncover the new technologies and trends sweeping the nation – and the security effects they are having – and discover how advanced intelligent authentication is key to ensuring your security needs are met.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

The Key to Seamless SSO: Building a Federated Identity Service
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why it's so difficult to deliver single sign-on that covers your entire portal, and also introduces a federated identity service that offers access to all sources of identity within your organization.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Big Data: Securing Apache Hadoop Platform
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: While Hadoop does wonders for data management, it was not designed with security in mind. Read about Hadoop security challenges and discover 6 ways to improve Hadoop security. Find out where the balance lies between security and big data flow.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Intel Corporation

Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

IBM

Prevent Fraud and Improve the User Experience with Mobile Access Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the challenges of providing secure access in the mobile world and explores new security models, policies, and controls that can help to protect your critical assets and data.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM
 
 
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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