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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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Physical access control provides a first line of defense, but a multi-layered approach is required for truly proactive security.
ConSentry provides comprehensive access control for devices not covered by Network Access Protection, including non-Windows-based PCs, printers, VOIP phones, card readers, and unmanaged PCs used by contractors or guests.
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The card is designed to work with existing physical access control systems that may incorporate many different types of magnetic stripe, proximity, or contactless 13.
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NeoAccel's newest network access control product, NAM-Plus[TM], enables intelligent, corporate LAN infrastructures to identify users and their devices, endpoint security audits, and grant access to specific destinations, resources, and applications based on corporate security policies.
At RSA 2006, 3Com's CTO Marc Willebeek-LeMair presented a vision for a bi-planar network in which a "control" plane is overlaid onto an existing IP connectivity plane (switches, routers, etcO) to provide attack control, access control and application control - all without requiring a forklift upgrade.
About ISONAS: Founded in 1999, ISONAS Security Systems manufactures advanced, IP door control solutions for customers who require the superior, real-time access control enabled by a true network appliance.
Smith will disclose TippingPoint's vision for comprehensive network security via an overlay network model where attack control, application control, and access control are applied as an overlay to the existing network.
Bradford Networks, a leading provider of comprehensive network access control (NAC) solutions, announced today a new product family that gives enterprise network managers the power and flexibility necessary to deploy user-centric, network-based access control.
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