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2009 Product Innovations

Network Access Control (NAC)


Hardware, Software or Service: Hardware

Launched: October 2009 (New)

What it does? A Veri-NAC™ network access control device protects networks from threats originating within the network. It's an affordable one-box vulnerability management and network access control appliance that only lets authorized computers and devices onto a defined network. Use it to control who can connect to your network and protect against vulnerabilities that firewalls can't prevent. The agentless and non-inline design requires no infrastructure upgrade. And it works with wired and wireless devices. Veri-NAC also offers tools for compliance with GLBA, HIPAA, PCI, ISO 27001, and other security and privacy standards. 

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Black Box Network Services

2010 Product Innovations - Network Products Guide

What makes it Innovative? Veri-NAC is a family of Network Access Control (NAC) appliances from Black Box that ensures only authorized devices and users gain access to your network. It also screens for vulnerabilities in computers connected to your network, returning mobile users, wireless devices, and new devices. If Veri-NAC detects an untrusted asset, it responds instantly to shut off network access for that device — protecting your network while keeping your trusted devices securely on-line.

You have a firewall to stop hackers viruses and malware at your network's edge. A firewall is vital to safe network operation but because it operates at the edge of your network it can only protect you from threats coming from outside your network. NAC devices, on the other hand, protect your network from threats originating on the inside. Unauthorized devices connected to your network are major threats to any organization. This is what a NAC appliance is designed to prevent, whether the vulnerability is a LAN port in a lobby or conference room or a wireless access point.

NAC solutions have been around for a while but have been slow to catch on because they've been expensive, time-consuming, and often require extensive equipment upgrades. In short, they're just too complicated to be worthwhile. Veri-NAC, on the other hand, is designed to provide maximum security in a simple agentless design that's also very affordable. No need for extensive training or dedicated personnel; no need to install software agents; no need to upgrade switches. Veri-NAC is easy to integrate into your network. It offers the best combination of value and performance in the NAC marketplace today. In addition, Black Box offers full phone and e-mail support 24/7 at no additional cost. Customers can also access an expansive on-line resource center.

Veri-NAC protects continuously. It only lets computers and devices onto your network if they comply with standards that you specify.

Targeted Users: Small through large enterprises. Veri-NAC comes in models for every application from public- and private-sector, small-office networks to large enterprise networks containing thousands of devices.

Satisfied Customers: Yes, vendor claims satisfied customers.

Company: Black Box Network Services
Black Box Network Services1000 Park Dr.
Lawrence PA 15055 USA
Tel: (800) 355-7996

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