SOURCE: AEP Networks

February 23, 2009 07:05 ET

AEP Networks to Present Session on Network and Identity-Based Access Control at Upcoming Secure IT Conference

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) -


WHO:     Reginald P. Best, COO of AEP Networks, developers of
         high-performance, cost effective secure networking and
         identity-based access solutions

WHAT:    Will present a session on Network and Identity-Based Access
         Control titled "NAC: Is It Dead Yet?"

WHEN:    At the Secure IT 2009 Conference, which will be held
         Wednesday, March 4 through Friday, March 6, 2009

         "NAC: Is It Dead Yet?" will take place on
         Friday, March 6 at 10:45 a.m.

WHERE:   Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles
         6101 West Century Boulevard
         Los Angeles, Calif.

DETAILS: When Network Access Control (NAC) hit the security scene, it was
         billed as a breakthrough in network security. It seemed so
         easy -- simply make sure laptop software and virus protection
         are up-to-date before letting mobile devices back onto the
         network. In practice, it is not that simple; plus, NAC doesn't
         protect networks from malicious users whose laptops are clean as
         a whistle. NAC is dead, or at least dying, and a new security
         model is already rising from NAC's ashes. Identity-Based Access
         Control (IBAC) adds 'identity' into the mix and restricts certain
         users from accessing entire portions of the network. IBAC is
         promising to take care of insider threats, not just dirty laptops.

         In this session, Reginald Best will discuss why NAC hasn't taken
         off as expected; compare and contrast NAC and IBAC; and weigh the
         pros and cons of IBAC.

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers an integrated portfolio of secure, high performance network and communications access solutions for enterprise and private sector organizations. The Company's secure networking products include identity-based and policy-based access control solutions, SSL VPNs, IPsec-based VPN encryptors and hardware security modules (HSMs) for key management. AEP Networks' enhanced-grade communications products address the needs of organizations requiring specially designed voice and data solutions that support a wide range of communications protocols and network topologies.

Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, AEP Networks has offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.aepnetworks.com.