SOURCE: StillSecure

February 06, 2007 09:00 ET

StillSecure Safe Access Leads the Way With 'Complete NAC'

End-to-End, Full-Spectrum Protection Delivers on the Promise of Network Access Control

SUPERIOR, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- StillSecure®, provider of an award-winning, integrated suite of enterprise network security solutions, today announced that Safe Access, the company's highly acclaimed network access control solution, now delivers on the promise of 'Complete NAC.' Complete NAC refers to a comprehensive network access control solution that encompasses pre-connect health checks, post-connect monitoring, identity-based policies, and coverage for Windows and non-Windows OS. It also includes support and compatibility for major industry-wide standards such as Cisco NAC, Microsoft NAP and the Trusted Computing Group's TNC.

Safe Access already offers best-in-class functionality for pre-admission testing, flexible testing and enforcement options, point-and-click policy definition, and both automated and self-remediation options. New functionality enabling post-connect monitoring, non-Windows OS tests, and identity-based policy are driving the next phase of NAC. As the NAC market continues to grow and mature, this comprehensive capability for managing network access will increasingly separate complete NAC solutions from those that only deliver partial capabilities.

"Done right, NAC enables pre- and post-admission compliance checks, which, effectively, stop the bad guys from getting on the network in the first place, as well as kicking off legitimate users if they don't comply with company policy," wrote Rob Whiteley, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research. "Enterprises crave this level of control and granularity: It not only helps combat regulatory pressures like the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but allows firms to realistically enforce security policies -- rather than having them simply gathering dust on HR department shelves." (Getting the NAC of it: 2006 Network Access Control Adoption, Forrester Research, Inc., May 2006).

Continuous Post-Connect Monitoring

One of the most important elements of Complete NAC is the ability to continuously monitor traffic after a device has been tested and granted network access. When harmful or suspicious traffic is detected, Safe Access can immediately quarantine and/or block the offending device. This ensures endpoints cannot propagate worms and viruses across the network. Exploits introduced from high-risk activity are detected and isolated in real time.

Administrators may also create enforceable policies to control web browsing. Should end users attempt to access prohibited sites, Safe Access can be configured to quarantine the device and/or send alerts.

The Safe Access Post-Connect Sensor employs a continually expanding database of over 3900 attack rules to detect harmful traffic. These rules are created, tested, and released by the StillSecure Security Alert Team (SAT), which operates on a 24x7 basis to ensure networks are protected -- even from the latest 'zero-day' attacks.

"Safe Access is a complete NAC solution that enforces security policies for managed and unmanaged endpoints belonging to LAN-connected users, remote users, contractors, visitors, and wireless users," said Mitchell Ashley, CTO and VP of Customer Experience at StillSecure. "Safe Access works in virtually any network environment and without the need for additional third party products to deliver a true full-spectrum, trust-but-verify solution today. It's this kind of flexibility that has been recognized time and again as the best solution in the market."

Pricing and Availability

StillSecure Safe Access is available immediately from StillSecure or through any of its authorized resellers. Safe Access is available on an annual, fixed-cost subscription basis or through a purchase-plus-maintenance model based on the number of total users. Both options include all standard security tests and test updates, software upgrades, and engineer-delivered technical support. For a Safe Access trial contact StillSecure sales at

About StillSecure

StillSecure delivers network security solutions that protect IT business infrastructure. The integrated StillSecure suite provides preventative defense, enables compliance with regulatory information security policies, and actively blocks network attacks. StillSecure manages and reduces risk from network attack and noncompliance for some of the largest organizations in government, healthcare, financial services, and education. StillSecure solutions are available through its direct sales force and channel partners. For more information please call (303) 381-3830, or visit

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