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2021-05-24T22:33:00Z
LORENZO PUGNAGHI - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security at the Emilia Romagna Region at RER
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What is your recommended Network Access Control (NAC) solution for an enterprise?

Hello, 

I'm in a need of a Network Access Control (NAC) solution for my organization. The size of the company is 5000 users.

What Network Access Control (NAC) solution would you recommend me to look at and why?

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Pre-Sales Engineer at macmon secure
Vendor
2021-06-23T13:47:50Z
23 June 21

Hello Lorenzo,


have you already looked at macmon Network Access Control (NAC)?


It detects, monitors and protects network access in companies and organizations from unauthorized access. Therefore macmon contributes significantly to bring overview and control to complex, heterogeneous networks and to minimize the risk from potential attacks. macmon brings every company a flexible and efficient NAC solution that is quickly implemented with little effort. The substantial added value for macmon users is, in addition to overview and control, automatic switching and assignment based on rules, which saves network administrators effort. Over 1,500 satisfied customers testify to this. macmon NAC provides a complete overview of the entire network environment at all times, performs many necessary configurations automatically and guarantees protection against unauthorized access and network attacks.


Some special values are:



  • Protects the network from unauthorized, non-compliant devices and internal attacks

  • Intelligent AD integration & dynamic rule creation

  • Graphical Visualization of the whole network

  • Interactive, graphical network topology

  • Completely “Made In Germany“

  • German vendor support



Please do not hesitate to contact me, if I can provide further information on this matter



Best Regards


Philipp

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
2021-05-25T03:44:38Z
25 May 21

@Unmesh Deshpande , @Sean Muller ​and @Manjil Bhetwal. Could you share your recommendations with @LORENZO PUGNAGHI


Thanks.

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You may want to look at CloudFlare as well.
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