Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for network access control (NAC) is remarkably crowded for a market that reportedly generated just $ The NAC market showed signs of maturing in , prompting Gartner to shift the analysis to a Magic Quadrant instead of the MarketScope format used in previous years. . market penetration of MNAP-ready endpoints in Added. According to Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control,”2 “Most NAC vendors provide good support for the BYOD (Bring Your Own.

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The NAC solution must include a dedicated policy management server with a management interface for defining and administering security configuration requirements and for gartnfr the access control actions for example, allow or quarantine for compliant and noncompliant endpoints.

This Magic Quadrant does not analyze solutions that target the small or midsize business market. Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control. Wired nwc wireless network infrastructure vendors: Various technologies may be used for the baseline function, including agentless solutions such as vulnerability assessment scansdissolvable agents and persistent agents.

We use cookies to deliver the best possible experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, or closing this box, you consent to our use of cookies. Leaders should not equate to a default choice for every buyer, and clients should not assume that they must buy only from vendors in the Leaders quadrant.

Supply Chain Supply Chain. To be included in this Magic Quadrant, a vendor’s solution must be able to enforce NAC policies in a heterogeneous infrastructure environment. ForeScout also runs its own award scheme and recently announced that its second annual customer innovation award — The Network Security Game Changer — was presented to Ken Pfeil, global security officer at Pioneer Investments, and Mgic Santill, chief information security officer at Broward College.

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Compliance Insights Compliance Program Management. NAC vendors must consistently target and show wins at enterprises with 5, endpoints and above to be included.

Growth in the adoption of virtualized desktop infrastructure reduces the importance of device access to the network, because the applications and data remain on the server. Vendors that rely solely on agent-based endpoint self-enforcement do not qualify as NAC solutions.

To receive a complimentary copy of the Gartner, Inc. Leaders have the resources to maintain their commitment to NAC, have strong channel strength and have financial resources. There are also some trends that will impact NAC over the next few years: Conference ReimagineHR Learn more.

Toggle navigation Who we serve current. Because policy administration and reporting functions are key areas of NAC innovation and differentiation, vendors must own the core policy function to be included in this Magic Quadrant.

Purchase this Document Price: NAC’s ability to detect what type of device is connecting to the network and apply limited access capability when required is a core component of limiting risk, while meeting the demand for “any device I want to use.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall 2010-2014

Microsoft no longer actively markets its NAP solution, and we received few questions from Gartner clients about it.

As a result, IT organisations can accelerate continuous monitoring and mitigation capabilities and better leverage their security investments.

Network infrastructure vendors must have demonstrated their ability in and to sell NAC solutions beyond their installed base of infrastructure customers. If your organization faces BYOD challenges, consider solutions that can easily profile personally owned mobile devices, and apply controls that are consistent with your organization’s mobile device policies.

It must include the ability to assess policy compliance for example, the presence of an MDM agent for mobile devices or disk encryption for Windows PCs. Quadrat your role, transform your business and tap into an unsurpassed peer network through our world-leading conference series. Another important NAC trend is the integration with other security components, such as next generation firewalls, advanced threat defence ATD solutions and security information and advanced management SIEM solutions.


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall

Demand for NAC functionality increased indriven largely by the need for enterprises to support the use of personally owned smartphones and tablets. Talk to Gartner now and learn the benefits of becoming a Gartner client. Because they already sell products that serve as enforcement points in the network, NAC products augment their primary offerings.

Sign in to view this research document. To learn more, visit our Privacy Policy. Also, vendors’ solutions must include the policy, baseline and access control elements of NAC, as defined by the following criteria: The NAC solution must include the ability to block, quarantine or grant partial limited access or full access to an endpoint. Already have a Gartner account?

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Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls 2015

NAC solutions must include a baseline function, but “reinventing the wheel” is not necessary. Although we expect the growth of NAC-involved endpoints to continue to grow rapidly, over the longer term, NAC functionality will become embedded in wireless access methods, which will provide downward pressure on pricing.

As an example, this user writes in his review of ForeScout CounterACT, “The most valuable features of ForeScout is the fact that it can do network access control either with Leveraging its innovative next generation NAC technology, the CounterACT platform provides real-time visibility to users, devices, including BYOD devices, systems and applications and allows IT organisations to centrally apply granular policies to understand their true security posture and to automate response to a wide variety of security issues.

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