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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. Network access control may also be capable of examining the health of the user's computer or mobile device (the endpoints), and it can be implemented with multiple software components or via an integrated package. See authentication, access control, endpoint security and network access server.
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"One of the key benefits of network access control is its ability to disable malicious actors from plugging into an organization's network, which is a big reason encouraging enterprises of varying stature to embrace and invest in the concept.
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Portnox helps connected organizations secure corporate networks by utilizing its next-generation network access control and management solutions.
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The survey was conducted to determine how organizations are implementing network access control (NAC) policies and security solutions to address today's environments, given the proliferation of cybercrimes and growing concerns over insider threats.
Additional network access control based on device compliance
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