Can your organisation adequately identify, control & manage network risks?
Innovation in mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and BYOD are among today’s most powerful business drivers. According to Gartner, most enterprises are only aware of 80% of the devices on their network.
Is your network access control (NAC) solution fit for purpose to identify, control and manage the risks on a dynamic modern network? In this blog, we help you determine the answer to that question with a simple 5-step approach. An effective NAC should be able to:
- Inventory unauthorised devices
- Inventory unauthorised endpoint software
- Secure configurations on hardware & software
- Continuous vulnerability assessment & remediation
- Controlled use of administrative privileges
Keeping your network safe is therefore of paramount importance. And as your company grows, it’s also important to build in the agility for your network to grow be able to grow with it in terms of its coverage. Check out the video below to see how all devices, including Danny the laptop, can be completely visible across all network layers and locations, including BYOD and Internet of Things (IoT).
The value proposition of NACs
The value proposition of network access control (NAC) solutions has shifted in recent years due to the onset of wireless networks, coupled with technological advancements in mobile and IoT devices.
NAC is well positioned to provide an answer to these concerns by directly addressing the Center for Internet Security’s Top 5 Security Controls, which are a prioritised set of actions to protect organisations and data from cyber threats. NAC solutions address the collection of the inventory of authorised/unauthorised devices and software (including applications); ensuring secure configurations of hardware and software; carrying out continuous vulnerability assessments and remediation measures; and allowing for the controlled use of administrative privileges through role-based access.
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