Network Access Control

May 25, 2021

NETWORKING

If you can’t trust a MAC address, what can you trust?

The concept of random and changing MAC addresses is not brand new, but is beginning to have a real impact on how network tools operate. The idea that operating system vendors are providing users with increasing privacy by making it harder for big corporations to track them is a double edged sword. How can networking tools continue to provide critical services such as network access control, guest and BYOD services in an environment where the identifier of the endpoint, the MAC address, is no longer stable.

August 11, 2016

SECURITY

Cisco’s Knack for NAC – Cisco ISE Receives Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award

Infrastructure is aging, networks are expanding, and more devices are connecting. The Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report finds that attackers are remaining active and undetected for weeks, months, or even longer by taking advantage of well-known vulnerabilities that organizations should have addressed long ago. It isn’t unusual to find organizations using software and systems with […]

January 6, 2014

NETWORKING

Access Control with Cisco TrustSec: Moving from “IP Addresses” to “Roles and Attributes”

Today’s enterprise is a highly dynamic, and hyper connected environment where IT plays a critical role in connecting the users, devices, resources and corporate IT systems. Today’s employees are also highly mobile in nature and do not necessarily have a single workspace assignment. The IT departments are constantly being challenged by the organization’s Line of […]