What is Network Access Control (NAC)?

Businesses across the globe complied with ‘stay-at-home’ orders caused by the pandemic. As millions of people worked from home, cloud applications soared. For most organizations, the pandemic was unexpected, as was their rapid migration to the cloud.

Traditional network access control covered technologies used to filter desktops attempting to reach resources in a data center. With more applications moving out of the data center and into the cloud, IT professionals needed to rethink network access control.

Securely Connecting Remote Users
Is the New Priority

Over the last several years, IT professionals needed to re-engineer network management.  They had to adapt their infrastructures and cybersecurity posture to address new challenges.

  • Rapid migration of applications from the data center to the cloud
  • Unpredictable growth of remote users requiring direct cloud and Internet access
  • Network extension to support any number of globally-distributed secure mobile entry points
  • Support for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), which refers to employees using personal, uncontrolled devices that need to connect to corporate networks
  • Support for IoT and IIoT sensors and devices
  • Rise in volume and complexity of cyber threats

In the event of a data breach, businesses and public sector agencies face tremendous costs—and even the potential for criminal penalties—for privacy law non-compliance. A breach can also cause significant damage to a brand or to your agency’s reputation.

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Changing Times Changed Network Access Control

The definition of Network Access Control has changed. It’s expanded to include the new technologies and policies required for securing clouds and remote users. It’s easiest to define network access control by reviewing its three subcategories or ‘functional pillars’

Consider an EDR/XDR Service

Network access control has been redefined.  IT professionals need to adapt their infrastructures and cybersecurity posture to address threats facing endpoint devices.  Providing a global network or mobile entry points, remote user authentication, security policy enforcement, and endpoint security can be challenging for some organizations.

Many corporations have opted to use a professional cybersecurity provider instead of implementing a DIY ‘do it yourself’ plan.  They rely on leading EDR / XDR (Extended Detection and Response)  providers for world-class network security.  As a bonus, these organizations have experienced up to a 50% reduction in cybersecurity costs.

A professional EDR / XDR service encompasses nearly all the processes, technologies, and techniques used to deter, detect, contain, and remediate cybersecurity threats and attacks.  That includes endpoint devices, mobile entry points, cloud applications, compute clouds, WANs, remote sites, and networks.

Cloud Native Network Access Control

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