Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for network access control (NAC) is remarkably crowded for a market that reportedly generated just $ The NAC market showed signs of maturing in , prompting Gartner to shift the analysis to a Magic Quadrant instead of the MarketScope format used in previous years. . market penetration of MNAP-ready endpoints in Added. According to Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control,”2 “Most NAC vendors provide good support for the BYOD (Bring Your Own.

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A baseline determines the security state of an endpoint that is attempting a network connection, so that a decision can be made about the level of access that will be allowed.

Conference ReimagineHR Learn more. Network infrastructure vendors must have demonstrated their ability in and to sell NAC solutions beyond their installed base of infrastructure customers. Talk to Gartner now and learn the benefits of becoming a Gartner client. Article Lead Culture Change Read article. Blog Feed your business — not the newsfeed Read blog.

It must include the ability gartnet assess policy compliance for example, the presence of an MDM agent for mobile devices or disk encryption for Windows PCs. We use cookies to deliver the best possible experience on our website. Another important NAC trend is the integration with other security components, such as next generation firewalls, advanced threat defence ATD solutions and security information and advanced management SIEM solutions.

Solutions that do not directly generate revenue for the vendor, such as those that embed basic NAC functionality in other products at no extra charge, have been excluded from this analysis. Human Resources Human Resources. Leaders have the resources to maintain their commitment to NAC, have strong channel strength and have financial resources. As a result, IT organisations can accelerate continuous monitoring and mitigation capabilities and better leverage their security investments.


As an example, this user writes in his review of ForeScout CounterACT, “The most valuable features of ForeScout is the fact that it can do network access control either with NAC solutions must include a baseline function, but “reinventing quadrnat wheel” is not necessary. Pioneer Investments deployed ForeScout to fortify measures to support compliance, improve operational oversight and reduce security risks.

Webinar To the Point: Also, vendors’ solutions must include the policy, baseline and access control elements of NAC, as defined by the following criteria: NAC’s ability to detect what type of device is connecting to the network and apply limited access capability when required is a core component of limiting risk, while meeting the demand for “any device I want to use.

Vendors must have an installed base of at least customers or aggregate endpoint coverage ofendpoints. The network access control market continued to mature, squeezing hype out of the market and intensifying the focus on ease of implementation and near-term payback. Leaders should not equate to a default choice for every buyer, and clients should not assume that they must buy only from vendors in the Leaders quadrant.

The firm wanted a security platform that could provide visibility, granular control and more flexible implementation capabilities for its wired and wireless networks — with the ultimate goal of utilising it as a comprehensive control integration and endpoint remediation solution.

Master your role, transform your business and tap into an unsurpassed peer network through our world-leading conference series. Several point solutions persist, with some continuing to provide differentiated value. The NAC solution must include a dedicated policy management server with a management interface for defining and administering security configuration requirements and for specifying the access control actions for example, allow or quarantine for compliant and noncompliant endpoints.

Because there are multiple approaches for enforcing NAC policies for example, virtual LANs, firewalls, access control lists and otherslook for solutions that best fit your network infrastructure. By continuing to use this site, or closing this box, you consent to our use of cookies. Supply Chain Supply Chain.


Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control

Become a Client Log in Become a client. Although we expect the growth of NAC-involved endpoints to continue to grow rapidly, over the longer term, NAC functionality will become embedded in wireless access methods, which will provide downward pressure on pricing.

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Article Effortless Experience Explained Read article. Wired and wireless network infrastructure vendors: ForeScout also anc its own award scheme and recently announced that its second annual customer innovation award — The Network Security Game Changer — was presented to Ken Pfeil, global security officer at Pioneer Investments, and Matt Santill, chief information security officer at Broward College.

Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control 2014

There are also some trends that will impact NAC over the gartndr few years: To learn more, visit our Privacy Policy. Purchase this Document Price: Without NAC policies, corporate BYOD programs allow unchecked network access by a wide array of personally owned devices, thereby increasing the chances of security risks and network instability.

Because they already sell products that serve as enforcement points in the network, NAC products augment their primary offerings. If your organization faces BYOD challenges, consider solutions that can easily profile personally owned mobile devices, and apply controls that are consistent with your organization’s mobile device policies. The NAC solutions had to be generally available as of 1 November ForeScout established uqadrant award to recognise, honour and celebrate customers who are achieving outstanding success with ForeScout solutions and broadly advancing the IT security community.