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How to Set up a Successful NAC Project

If you can’t beat them, join them. At least when it comes to employees bringing their own device onto the network or IoT (Internet Of Things) devices on the network. In this piece we detail six typical generic steps network administrators can take to ensure a fast and effective installation of their NAC (Network Admission Control or Network Access Control) project. However, the order of these steps will depend on the individual project, so remember to adjust your process accordingly.

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Protecting Operational Healthcare Technology

Despite increased awareness of the need to secure electronic health records, cybercriminals are still finding a way to access sensitive patient records.

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Wireless Guest Network in less than 10 seconds

We’re happy to announce the production readiness of our new and innovative capabilities: a cloud-based Guest Network with a highly customizable CLEAR Captive Portal.

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Top Tools for Network Administrators: How many of them are you using?

A network administrator can only be as strong as her toolbox. Every day, an admin faces a myriad of network problems, big and small. To efficiently solve a problem, an admin needs a “toolbox” of programs and solutions that can time and time again handle troubleshooting, monitoring, passwords glitches, IP allocations and any situation that can slow employee progress.

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Network Admins: How Many of These 5 Morning Rituals Do You Follow?

Mornings can be rough. If you’re a network administrator, the beginning of a day can be particularly difficult.

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Network Visibility: How Can You Protect Something That You Do Not Know Exists? (Part 3)

This is the third post in the series about  Network Access Control (NAC) is and why it is a central element to keeping enterprise environments protected.

Network visibility or endpoint visibility, is the essence of cybersecurity. How can you protect something that you don’t know exists? How can you identify the weakest links in your network when you don’t know what they are? 

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We Love LDWin and Believe You Will Love It, Too

Are you frustrated by your network mess? Ever wonder where a network cable goes once it joins a tangle of other cables that run behind a heavy, dusty piece of storage equipment that no one dares touch?

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Lasso The Many Devices Trying to Access Your Network

It’s no fun herding cats. They are difficult to control, and it’s nearly impossible to tell one cat from another when they’re scattered all over the place.

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Risk Adaptive Access and Why You Should Care About It

Access to digital information is typically password protected. A password is something only you know (with the help of the yellow Post-it on your computer screen!). But is a password enough to protect a digital asset?

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TOP 5 MOST COMMON NAC PITFALLS

According to cio.com, IT executives (not IT professionals) often have misgivings about traditional security platforms such as firewalls and Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems IDS\IPS. It argues, That false sense of security can have IT executives not only disconnected with the reality of their security situations, but having a blind spot from what threats are really going on.” This highlights the importance of network visibility in building any kind of reliable security apparatus. In the world of network security and management, visibility into events as and when they occur allows networking teams to react in real-time and take appropriate action. This can include alerting about or blocking a rogue device, monitoring user or device activity, creating audit and trail reports, trend spotting, forecasting or scanning for threats.

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