BYOD to work.
You have a firewall to stop hackers, viruses, and malware at the 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 make your organization vulnerable to malware, viruses, and even internal spying and data theft. 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.
In this age of bring your own device (BYOD) to work, it’s even more difficult for your network to know what devices should be blocked. Most of the time, BYOD users are employees, guests, or contractors who should have access to certain network areas, but as noncorporate assets, they should be steered away from others. A NAC that works with your network infrastructure can easily address that concern.
NetSHIELD is a family of Network Access Control (NAC) appliances from SnoopWall that ensures that only authorized devices 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 NetSHIELD 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.
Designed for simplicity. Traditonal NAC solutions 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.
NetSHIELD, 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—NetSHIELD is easy to integrate into your network.You have a firewall to stop hackers, viruses, and malware at the network’s edge