SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

November 28, 2007 13:52 ET

New Report Reveals How Best-in-Class Companies Keep Networks Safe From Unwelcome Visitors

Who's Got the NAC? -- Best Practices in Protecting Network Access

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announces the results of its benchmark study focused on best practices in protecting network access. Network Access Control (NAC) is widely debated but still not quite defined. The new Aberdeen Benchmark Report "Who's Got the NAC? -- Best Practices in Protecting Network Access" identifies the objectives that companies sought to achieve from NAC implementation and how Best-in-Class companies, those that are achieving the best results according to key performance criteria, are getting superior results.

The research queried close to 400 companies on what they believe a NAC solution should provide and the results of their current network protection strategies. This report offers a comprehensive view of what organizations look for in a NAC solution and reveals the strategies, capabilities and technology enablers that Best-in-Class companies use to attain their success.

"The good news is that many companies have effectively stopped unauthorized access and dramatically reduced infections, downtime and data loss," says Research Director, Carol Baroudi, IT Security Practice, Aberdeen. "The bad news is that other organizations are still unable to get management support and funding to do what they know needs to be done and feel like there's nothing they can do about it until some large-scale misfortune happens."

This study is made available to the public by the following underwriters: SOPHOS Integralis, Cadre Information Security, Netstore and The Herjavec Group. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit:

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen™ for insights that drive decisions.

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