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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Because they already sell products that serve as enforcement points in the network, NAC products augment their primary offerings. There are also some trends that will impact NAC over the next few years: Article Effortless Experience Explained Read na.

Vendors must have nca installed base of at least customers or aggregate endpoint coverage ofendpoints. NAC solutions must include a baseline function, but “reinventing the wheel” is not necessary. Market Responsiveness and Track Record.

Here’s How to Master the New One. 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.

Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control 2014

The firm wanted a security platform that could provide visibility, granular control and more flexible implementation capabilities for its wired and wireless networks — with the ultimate goal of utilising it as a comprehensive control integration and endpoint remediation solution. 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. Leaders have the resources to maintain their commitment to NAC, have strong channel strength and have financial resources. The network access control market continued to mature, squeezing hype out of the market and intensifying the focus on ease of implementation and near-term payback.

Microsoft no longer actively markets its NAP solution, and we received few questions from Gartner clients about it. Also, vendors’ solutions must include the policy, baseline and access control elements of NAC, as defined by the following criteria: This Magic Quadrant does not analyze solutions that target the small or midsize business market. NAC continues to evolve, and vendors focused on NAC offerings as their primary products have been the quickest to recognize and react to the dynamic market.


Become a Client Log in Become a client. NAC vendors must consistently target and show wins at enterprises with 5, endpoints and above to be included. Demand for NAC functionality increased indriven largely by the need for enterprises to support the use of personally owned smartphones and tablets. Article Lead Culture Change Read article.

Vendors quadramt rely solely on agent-based endpoint self-enforcement do not qualify as NAC solutions.

IT Management: Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control

Talk to Gartner now and learn the benefits of becoming a Gartner client. The NAC solution must include the ability to block, quarantine or grant partial limited access or full access to an endpoint. Pioneer Investments deployed ForeScout to fortify measures to support compliance, improve operational oversight and reduce security risks.

Solutions that do not directly generate revenue for the vendor, such as those that embed basic NAC functionality in other products at no extra charge, have been excluded from this analysis. The NAC solutions had to be generally available as of 1 November Solutions that can integrate with a wide range of EPP and MDM solutions, as well as offer dissolvable agents or agentless endpoint assessments, have strong advantages in the NAC market today and will have strong advantages in the future.

The ,agic and bring your own device BYOD trends have increased demand, and the largest NAC suppliers have seen strong increases in growth.

We use cookies to deliver the best possible experience on our website. Network access control NAC technology providers fall into three major categories: Several point solutions persist, with some continuing to provide differentiated value.

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Compliance Insights Compliance Program Management. Lawrence OransJohn Pescatore. A baseline determines the security state of an endpoint that is attempting a network connection, so that a decision can be made about the level of access that will be allowed. The solution must be flexible enough to enforce access control in a multivendor network infrastructure, and it must be able to enforce access in wired LAN, WLAN and remote access environments. Many network devices are not ready to do Because there are multiple approaches for enforcing NAC policies for example, virtual LANs, firewalls, access control lists and otherslook for solutions that best fit your network infrastructure.


Forgot username or password? 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 Matt Santill, chief information security officer at Broward College.

Webinar To the Point: To receive a complimentary copy of the Gartner, Inc. 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. ForeScout established this award to recognise, honour and celebrate customers who are achieving outstanding success with ForeScout solutions and broadly advancing the IT security community.

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.

Blog Feed your business — not the newsfeed Read blog. Beyond the traditional implementation, Pioneer Investments is working toward leveraging the power of CounterACT to integrate with other solutions in its network and gain a more holistic security posture. Already have a Gartner account? To be included in this Magic Quadrant, a vendor’s solution must be able to enforce NAC policies in a heterogeneous infrastructure environment.

Baseline functionality may be obtained via an OEM or licensing partnership. Conference ReimagineHR Learn more. Enforcement must be accomplished via the network infrastructure for example, 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.

Leveraging its bartner 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. Without NAC policies, corporate BYOD programs allow unchecked network access by a wide array of personally owned devices, thereby increasing the chances of security risks and network instability.