Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control
Network infrastructure, endpoint protection and network security vendors are increasingly adding NAG features to their solutions, helping the overall NAC market to mature. Several point solutions persist, with some continuing to provide differentiated value. Because Network Access Control (NAC) is an embedded feature of so many network and security components, enterprises should look first within their existing vender base to evaluate NAC solutions. Enterprises should be sure to broaden their search to include point solutions or other embedded NAC solutions that may be a better fit for their future NAC plans. Long-term planning is critical, because most organizations plan to phase In NAC as they progress through multiple usage cases (for example, guest networking, endpoint base lining and identity-aware networking).