Network access control in a nutshell

Twelve leading NAC products put to the test

Network access control in a nutshell prev next


Vendor: Alcatel-Lucent

Vendor: Avenda Systems

Product: eTIPS 5005

Pros: Simplicity, easy-to-use, well-balanced NAC features

Cons: Relies on 802.1X authentication

Vendor: Bradford Networks

Product: Network Sentry

Pros: Excellent, mature NAC tool for complex, multivendor environments

Cons: Might be too complex and difficult to install for a typical enterprise

Vendor: Enterasys

Product: NAC 3.2

Pros: Ease of use, well thought out, strong feature set

Cons: Minor management flaws

Recommended for: Enterasys and non-Enterasys networks considering 802.1X-based NAC.

Product: NAC Appliance

Pros: Strong enforcement in-line

Cons: Limited tools for fine-grained access control, weaker enforcement at network edge

Recommended for: Wireless and VPN environments

Pros: Strong endpoint security checking, complete NAC solution

Cons: Lack of integration between Alcatel-Lucent and InfoExpress products; confusing array of configuration and management options.

Recommended for: Companies interested in comprehensive endpoint NAC and fine-grained access control

Prev Next 6/12

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Post new comment

Users posting comments agree to the Good Gear Guide comments policy.

Login or register to link comments to your user profile, or you may also post a comment without being logged in.


Network access control in a nutshell

12 images

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?