Users are bringing a variety of personally-owned devices into organizations and expecting to use network resources. NAC solutions that can control mobile device access are the ones most likely to survive.
London, Ontario (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
Network Access Control (NAC) solutions, traditionally used for network security enforcement and system authentication, have found new life with the influx of mobile technologies. While accommodating personally-owned devices such as smartphones and tablets within a corporate network should be a priority within the NAC market, according to Info-Tech Research Group many vendors are late on the uptake and are lagging behind.
Info-Tech Research Group’s recent Network Access Control Vendor Landscape recognizes Enterasys as a Champion and explains that most NAC vendors acknowledge that mobile consumer technology is changing the enterprise network, but not all of them have explicit features to deal with it.
“Users are bringing a variety of personally-owned devices into organizations and expecting to use network resources. NAC solutions that can control mobile device access are the ones most likely to survive,” says James Quin, Director of Research for Info-Tech Research Group. “Given that, it is surprising that only a handful of vendors include features like mobile-friendly interfaces for both users and administrators. Vendors who want to keep up in this market will need to bulk up their mobile functionality.”
Info-Tech Research Group highlights eight of the top vendors in the NAC market in the recently released “Vendor Landscape: Network Access Control” report. Most vendors placed in the Innovator or Market Pillar categories with only one vendor selected as a Champion in the report.
Enterasys is an ideal candidate for virtually any business. Enterasys’ complete feature set and flexible deployment options, combined with reasonable pricing, earn them a position in the Champion quadrant. Enterasys also received the Trend Setter award for their mobile-friendly management interface.
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Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.
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