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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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Resilience developed a purpose-built appliance for Insightix's network discovery and network access controls solutions based on Resilience's unique Integrated High-Availability(TM) technology which minimizes operating cost and security-related network downtime.
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