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Securing peace of mind with network access control

Ernest Lee, VP, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise | Dec. 22, 2015
In this day and age of BYOD, implementing a solid NAC infrastructure and strategy is crucial to any organisation.

Minimise management overhead, maximise control
Often, managing data access across countless personal devices can be taxing on IT departments. Employing the appropriate NAC solution will help provide a feasible solution. With a comprehensive span of control across all access methods and endpoints, NAC solutions can unify policy access definitions across the network. Management will also have a clear overview of all activities on devices connected to the enterprise network in real time.

NAC solutions in the market also feature integrated security with firewall and role-based access, helping businesses ensure minimal labor on maintenance. Efficient power management is also afforded by such a solution which supports cost-effective installation and deployment with automated switch setup and configuration.

One organisation that has relied on its NAC solution is the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). With their NAC solution, the education institute's management have peace of mind even amidst the countless personal student and tutor devices running a myriad of data-intensive applications on a day-to-day basis.

SUTD avoided many pit-falls that could have arisen from such a large scale implementation of NAC. With a robust strategy, and a well thought process in place, setting up has not been difficult. With NAC in place, SUTD have the best of worlds in enforcing robust controls and creating a conducive environment for teaching and forefront research.

In this day and age of BYOD, implementing a solid NAC infrastructure and strategy is crucial to any organisation. The accelerating security issues mean that ensuring watertight access controls has become an increasingly complex task. As such, organisations should harness the power of technology to automate network control and management.

 

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