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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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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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