SOURCE: Breakaway Security

April 24, 2007 08:00 ET

Industry's Most Comprehensive NAC Selection Guide

New Online Publication Offers Security Professionals Unmatched Access to Practical Information About NAC Requirements, Solutions and Vendor Offerings

MENLO PARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 24, 2007 -- Breakaway Security today announced a new online Network Admission And Access Control Product Selection Guide ("NAC PSG") which helps organizations define their requirements for NAC solutions, assess their impact on IT staff and budgets, and evaluate available products and vendors. While the NAC PSG may be offered as an annual subscription service later this year, it is currently available at the Secure Access Central security portal ( at no cost.

Network Admission and Access Control

In a broad sense NAC deals with controlling what network and applications an authenticated user can access based on his or her identity; the identity, security posture and behavior of a user device; how the device connects to a network; and the security policies assigned to a user. Much of the confusion surrounding NAC is due to the variety of security layers one can include in a complete solution and the different sets of security capabilities vendors offer in their products.

NAC Product Selection Guide

"While the label network access control ("NAC") is itself a source of much industry confusion, many organizations are nevertheless moving ahead deploying security systems that include a variety of NAC products," said Dana Hendrickson, industry analyst and director of Breakaway Security. "Our new publication is in reality an online service that delivers a steady stream of information security professionals will find exceptionally easy to use to understand available NAC options and plan, deploy and manage their own solutions."

This NAC PSG is unique in many important ways:

1.  The analysis is more comprehensive than any other industry publication
    -- 130+ pages including detailed information on 17 vendor products.

2.  A new version will be published about every 4 to 6 weeks to (1) include
    new analysis (2) add vendors and (3) update product information.

3.  Analysis on Secure Access Central and the NAC PSG complement each
    other. Between versions of the NAC PSG new information will be posted
    on the portal.

4.  The NAC PSG service is currently available at no cost to registered
    users of the Secure Access Central security portal.
About Breakaway Security

Breakaway provides practical security information to security professionals who are responsible for protecting their organization's computer networks. Through our unique security information portal Secure Access Central Breakaway streamlines the search for information on security markets, vendors and solutions, and helps our user community more effectively apply this knowledge in their own work. We fulfill our mission through a combination of original analysis, online educational tools, contributions from other subject-matter experts, and references to excellent content found elsewhere on the Web.

Contact Information

  • For More Information:
    Dana Hendrickson
    Director & Industry Analyst
    Breakaway Security
    Phone: 1-650-321-4930
    Email Contact