Network access control solution is a mechanism that is used by a variety of organizations to ensure compliance with certain security policy during access to their network. The following are some advantages of using a network access control system for your business.
One of the benefits of network access control systems is that it prevent computers that lack an anti-virus or patches from accessing a network because they will place other computers at risk. It ensures that the user can be able to access the network without interfering or endangering the network.
Another advantage of network access control system is that it can be sued by companies of all sizes, both small and large. NAC helps to secure the network of an organization that has many employees and many satellite offices.
Another benefit of the NAC service is that it has faster registration as well as allows automated access to the network on the same day as long as it is compliant with the security policy enforced. This makes it much easier and faster to access to the network compared to when the registration is done manually.
Any computers and network connected to the NAC will be more secure from viruses, spyware, and other malware. It also protects the user when they are using a less secure network by ensuring maximum security.
The NAC system ensures that every computer that logs into the network is updated. For instance, if a user is trying to access the network and their laptop is not up-to-date, the quarantine will be implemented where it is routed to only certain applications and hosts and not the rest of the network. This provides a solution for hacking, cyber crimes or even infection from accessing the corporate network.
Another importance is that it allows companies to control the endpoints that are connected to the network. This can be sued to protect them from rogue and other dangerous devices. It also enables the organization to define some policies in order to ensure that the access to the network is protected for instance, the type of computers that will be allowed access.
During an attack, the NAC is allowed to quarantine the machine and examine the seriousness of the attack. It will then deploy counter attacks by identifying the intrusion and monitoring activities.
Additionally, it controls the admission of endpoints to the network despite the control of an agent or the operating system. Also, it allows the exemption of some endpoints so that they don’t have to be checked or authenticated. Lastly, it protects all the access methods used by the endpoints to connect to the network including the campus switching and remote access.