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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Talk 2100 Gartner now and learn the benefits of becoming a Gartner client. Leveraging its innovative next generation NAC technology, the CounterACT platform provides real-time visibility to users, devices, including BYOD devices, systems and applications and allows IT organisations to centrally apply granular policies to understand their true security posture and to automate response to a wide variety of security issues.

Several point solutions persist, with some continuing quadrxnt provide differentiated value. NAC solutions must include a baseline function, but “reinventing the wheel” is not necessary.

Purchase this Document Price: Because policy administration and reporting functions are key areas of NAC innovation and differentiation, vendors must own the core policy function to be included in this Magic Quadrant.

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Master your role, transform your business and tap into an unsurpassed peer network through our world-leading conference series. 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.


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. Solutions that do not directly generate gartneg for the vendor, such as those that embed basic NAC functionality in other products at no extra charge, have been excluded from this analysis.

Baseline functionality may be obtained via an OEM or licensing partnership. Article Lead Culture Change Read article. It must include the ability to assess policy compliance for example, the presence of an Quadrajt agent for mobile devices or disk quadrznt for Windows PCs.

Microsoft no longer actively markets its NAP solution, and we received few questions from Gartner clients about it. 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.

Network access control NAC technology providers fall into three major categories: Also, vendors’ solutions must include the policy, baseline and access control magif of NAC, as defined by the following criteria: ForeScout established this award to recognise, honour and celebrate customers who are achieving outstanding success with ForeScout solutions and broadly advancing the IT security community. Various technologies may be used for the baseline function, including agentless solutions such as vulnerability assessment scansdissolvable agents and persistent agents.

There are also some trends that will impact NAC gaftner the next few years: Market Responsiveness and Track Record. Already have a Gartner account?

Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control

By continuing to use this site, or closing this box, you consent to our use of cookies. NAC continues to evolve, and vendors focused on NAC offerings as their primary products have been the quickest to recognize and react to the dynamic market.


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The NAC solutions had to be generally available as of 1 November To learn more, visit our Privacy Policy. Network infrastructure vendors must have demonstrated their ability in and to sell NAC solutions beyond their installed base of infrastructure customers.

Pioneer Investments deployed ForeScout to fortify measures to support compliance, improve operational oversight and reduce security risks. 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. Compliance Insights Compliance Program Management. 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.

Beyond the traditional implementation, Pioneer Investments is working toward leveraging the power of CounterACT to integrate with other solutions in its network and gain a more holistic security posture. 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 Conference ReimagineHR Learn more.

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