Bowles, Robert G.
College for Professional Studies
MS Computer and Information Technology
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Network Access Control (NAC) implements policy-based access control to the trusted network. It regulates entry to the network by the use of health verifiers and policy control points to mitigate the introduction of malicious software. However the current versions of NAC may not be the universal remedy to endpoint security that many vendors tout. Many organizations that are evaluating the technology, but that have not yet deployed a solution, believe that NAC presents an opportunity for severe disruption of their networks. A cursory examination of the technologies used and how they are deployed in the network appears to support this argument. The addition of NAC components can make the network architecture even more complex and subject to failure. However, one recent survey of organizations that have deployed a NAC solution indicates that the 'common wisdom' about NAC may not be correct.
Date of Award
© Craig Fisher
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Fisher, Craig, "Network Access Control: Disruptive Technology?" (2007). Student Publications. 94.