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access control

[′ak‚ses kən‚trōl]
(computer science)
A restriction on the operations that a user of a computer system may perform on files and other resources of the system.

access control

The management of admission to system and network resources. It grants authenticated users access to specific resources based on company policies and the permission level assigned to the user or user group. Access control often includes authentication, which proves the identity of the user or client machine attempting to log in. See network access control, authentication, access control list and information security.
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At that time, there were almost no products that used RBAC, and the concept of using roles for access control was not well defined.
The integration with Microsoft Network Access Protection allows enterprises to extend their access control policies to adjust access rights based on the health of the PC, as reported by the Microsoft Network Access Protection architecture.
In addition, this interoperability means organizations considering a Network Access Control deployment can move forward now, knowing that the investment will be protected if they also choose to implement Network Access Protection in the future," said Zeus Kerravala, vice president of security and networking research at Yankee Group.
D2C predicts that improving access controls for ERP systems will be an ongoing concern for auditors, particularly in the context of SOX 404.
D2C ComplianceNow[TM] is an ERP SOD and security access controls solution that helps companies reduce the risk of fraud by analyzing unauthorized access to one or more sensitive business activities for all the financial business processes in the company.
Company Continues to Drive Adoption of Standards-Based Network Access Control
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The Identity Engines network access control product integrates with the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite to deliver a solution that predictably and precisely applies access control policies across both network and application environments.
6 provides mission-critical operator access controls over the UNIX servers in the network infrastructure of a major multi-store, high-volume apparel retailer - controls the firm could not find in any other solution, according to its IT management staff.
According to President and CEO John Creel, the company expects to place its access control systems in more than 70 new clubs during the second quarter.
Authorization Server business access controls are based on unambiguous business rules that define the specific rights users have to perform business transactions, such as viewing Web pages or retrieving sensitive information.

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