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network access control

An umbrella term for managing access to a network. Network access control (NAC) authenticates users logging into the network and determines what they can see and do. It also examines the health of the user's computer or mobile device (the endpoints). Network access control can be implemented with multiple software components or via an integrated package, the latter typically more specialized in one of the functions rather than all of them. See authentication, access control, endpoint security and network access server.
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With true endpoint visibility and improved posture assessment, NAC adds "context" to controls.
Bradford Networks is dedicated to solving the network access control challenges facing enterprises, institutions and government by delivering innovative NAC solutions for wired, wireless and VPN networks.
Our continued growth stems from the strong commitment of the First Nations communities we serve, the dedication of our staff, and the many customer service improvements NAC has made, as well as our commitment to low airfares," says Titus Tait, NAC board representative from Sachigo Lake.
We also investigated the effect of NAC and BSO pretreatment on MCE-induced intracellular GSH changes.
The Tax Court concluded that the note was illusory because (1) NAC was controlled by Peracchi, and (2) when two years' payments on the note were not made, NAC did nothing.
He is also wrong in thinking that an organization with such a corrupt ideology as NAC can be sound on poverty.
Total NAC Market: Competitive Structure, Global, 2012
Before the communities bought NAC 2000, sales were approximately $900,000 a year.
Its recent publication prompted an extensive literature review by the authors, who found an impressive body of recent articles on glutathione levels and health benefits of NAC treatment, not only in HIV but in many other diseases as well.
Vernier Networks, the leading supplier of award-winning Network Access Control (NAC) appliances, today announced its panel participation at NAC Day and its presentation of "NAC in Action" at Interop Las Vegas 2007.