Here at Cybergate Defense, we use the latest technology in the Cyber Security industry to help secure IT infrastructure for businesses across the UAE.
Network Access Control (NAC) is a computer networking solution that uses a set of protocols to define and implement a policy that describes how to secure access to a network.
NAC integrates with your existing remediation and endpoint management solutions to fix non-compliant devices before allowing access or, immediately after, by allowing the network infrastructure – such as routers, switches and firewalls – to work together and ensure the information system is operating securely before interoperability is allowed.
An example of how a NAC is used to manage authentication and the onboarding of devices is through the 802.1X standard as a basic offering. However alternatives through post-authentication systems are also used as part of our offering.
A NAC solution normally has the 3 basic components as shown below.
Visibility: Identify what kind of devices they are (switch, VOIP, computer, etc..) and through that, gain more insight of those devices and where they are located. Also check whether they are corporate devices or guest machines that are either authorized or unauthorized.
Compliance: A set of rules that align with your organization’s policy to check for any possible compliant breaches.
Control: Apply actions on network to quarantine or block the endpoint based on your compliance requirements.