NetClarity NACwall Next Generation NAC Appliances Now Dynamically Control All Cisco Managed Switch Gear

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Network Access Control now fully integrated with industry-leading managed switches.

NetClarity, Inc., the leading provider of Next Generation (NG) Network Access Control (NAC) technology in the marketplace today, on the heels of receiving the “Most Innovative New Security Product for 2011” award from InfoSec Products Guide, unveiled the first NAC appliance fully integrated with the entire old and new Cisco Catalyst managed switch family. Without needing any upgrades or requiring 802.1x compliant switches, the NACwall appliances family will dynamically alert and quarantine criminals and malicious insiders by reconfiguring Cisco managed switches on the fly using unique methods including port disabling and dynamic VLAN quarantining.

Technical Advantages:

  •     No need to upgrade older Cisco Catalyst infrastructure for next generation defenses.
  •     Dynamically reconfigures Cisco Catalysts in real-time for automatic VLAN management.
  •     Avoiding the many holes in the 802.1x protocol which open doors to attacks.
  •     Easily manages guest network access on existing Cisco Catalyst equipment.
  •     Identifies, alerts, and blocks malicious insiders on specific Cisco Catalyst switch ports.
  •     Stops zero-day (new) malware propagation by enforcing blocking at the Cisco Catalyst.

“Imagine you run a very busy, dynamic, large organization, where employees with traveling laptop equipment need to roam from location to location, yet gain access to specific network resources on particular VLANs – now, this vision is reality. This new feature automates network access control so these employees can be productive, while guests will be treated differently on the same managed switch and malicious insiders will believe the entire network is down because no traffic will flow for them on these Cisco Catalyst switches – it’s transparent automated control without any forklift upgrades of existing Cisco managed switch gear,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Founder & CTO, NetClarity, Inc.

NACwall Next Generation appliances’ deep integration with Cisco Catalyst managed switches will be available within 30 days and as a firmware upgrade to all NetClarity partners and customers, throughout the globe.

About NetClarity, Inc.
NetClarity is the only provider of Next Generation Network Access Control technology and products in the marketplace today. We have been developing patented intrusion defense technology using industry standard protocols, since 2003. NetClarity sells a scalable suite of industry standard rack-mountable hardware appliances, known as “NACwalls,” through channel partners worldwide. NetClarity is headquartered in Bedford, MA with offices and partners throughout the world.

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NACwall is a trademark of NetClarity, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Press Contact: Sarah Ledder, Marketing Manager, sarahledder(at)netclarity(dot)net
Toll Free: 1-800-874-2133 x2010 or 781-791-9497 Ext. 2010


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