Why We Need Network Access Control
It is always important to know who or what is accessing the network in a corporation and how that access is being used.
Over the past decade, the number of devices within any organization has risen sharply, whether company-issued or unmanaged BYOD devices. Businesses must account for so many more devices seeking network access. As many of these devices unmanaged, they present additional security risk which is why we call on NAC to keep networks safe from unauthorized, non-compliant devices from connecting.
With the right implementation, businesses can also experience important device visibility and compliance capabilities essential to strengthening network security.
When a NAC system denies access to non-compliant devices and users, it places them in a quarantined area or only allows them restricted access to computing resources. This keeps insecure devices from entering, infecting, and compromising the network.
Here are additional reasons network access control is vital:
- Protects employees with a safe working environment.
- Reduces potential for data theft by restricting and monitoring access.
- Allows for an easier method of granting access to visitors and contractors, ensuring everyone using the network is logged and recorded.