SOURCE: Infonetics Research

February 15, 2007 13:50 ET

Infonetics Research publishes NAC white paper

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 -- Though the network access control (NAC) market is young, it has massive potential, says Infonetics Research in a new white paper called "NAC Enforcement and the Role of the Client."

Infonetics' 15-page paper explains the NAC architecture and how it works, examines the ways in which NAC can be enforced (client vs. network integrated), gives an overview of available NAC appliances, and discusses the strengths of clientless vs. client-based NAC solutions.

"NAC is the most abused and misunderstood term in the enterprise security market, but underneath all the misinformation is actually the kernel of a great and needed idea: a comprehensive system to keep bad guys out of the network and ensure that the good guys are compliant, accessing only the things they need to access," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for network security at Infonetics.

What's driving organizations of all sizes to invest in NAC now and in the future? The desire to clean up the network and keep it clean, construct virtual secure borders where the old physical borders have broken down or are inefficient or cumbersome to impose, and document and demonstrate specific levels of security.

For a free copy of the white paper, visit

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecom and data networking, known for being the first to peg important emerging markets such as IPTV, VoIP, VPNs, service provider IP networking, and many others. Infonetics provides quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user and service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Jeff Wilson
    Principal Analyst, Network Security
    Infonetics Research
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