NetClarity Helps Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Mitigate Internal Network Security Risks with Plug-'n-Play Network Access Control

NetClarity's plug-'n-play Network Access Control proves to be a great choice for health care organizations looking for visibility and control over the devices trying to connect to their network.

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Deployment & installation were absolutely painless. I heard many horror stories about implementing a NAC solution—but that couldn’t be farther from the truth with NetClarity’s NAC.

Bedford, MA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013

NetClarity, Inc., the leading provider of plug-'n-play network access control solutions for mid-size businesses, today announced that Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program has selected their NACwall solution to help secure their internal network. Through policies and procedures implemented by deploying the NACwall, the health care facility has increased their security and gained control over the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) dilemma that many health care organizations are currently facing.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) is a large nonprofit health care facility in Boston. BHCHP has more than 80 sites in the Boston area and offers a wide range of health services to indigent patients. The organization serves more than 12,000 homeless men, women, and children each year. BHCHP employs about 300 people and its main location in Boston, Massachusetts houses a 104-bed 24/7 medical respite facility, a walk-in clinic, a pharmacy, a dental clinic, and administrative offices. Since there is continuous traffic of workers and patients coming in and out if the building, it is crucial for both security and compliance purposes that network access to sensitive resources is kept under control.

To solve this issue and ensure only the appropriate devices are accessing the network, Lee Cowgill, BHCHP’s Technology Infrastructure Manager, began the search for a network access control solution. Lee needed a Network Access Control solution that was simple to deploy and maintain, did not require any infrastructure changes, and simply did what he needed it to do; that is, limit access to authorized devices to his corporate network. Lee ultimately selected NetClarity’s Network Access Control solution to monitor approximately 1,000 trusted assets on his corporate network.

The deployment of NetClarity’s Network Access Control solution was done in a matter of hours: “Deployment and installation were absolutely painless. I heard many horror stories about implementing a NAC solution—but that couldn’t be farther from the truth with NetClarity’s NAC.” Lee also mentioned how seamless NetClarity’s Network Access Control solution has been with his network. After building a trust list of the corporate-owned devices, he has set all rogue and untrusted devices to be blocked automatically from his network, which has been a true benefit in assisting with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) dilemma that is growing. “Rogue employee devices have shown up on the untrusted asset list and are automatically blocked. This helps us enforce the policies we have put in place.”

Overall, Lee is “thrilled with this product.” NetClarity’s Network Access Control solution is the plug-’n-play model he has been searching for in order to have full control over who and what is accessing the network. The fully automated and independent blocking ability has secured the network without agents or the need to interfere with existing network equipment. In other words, the BHCHP saved IT time and resources but improved the overall security posture of the network. According to Lee: “this is what access control is supposed to be like.”

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About NetClarity

NetClarity is privately-held and is the leading provider of plug-'n-play Network Access Control (NAC) solutions today, serving mid-sized businesses. Our passion to deliver the world’s easiest-to use, most powerful, and cost effective NAC technology. NetClarity’s NACwall appliances, leveraging the company’s groundbreaking and patented Inside-Out Network Security™ technology, provide the most proactive approach to internal intrusion defense in the entire industry. NetClarity is headquartered in Bedford, MA with offices and partners throughout the world. For more information, visit us at http://www.netclarity.net.


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