Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for network access control (NAC) is remarkably crowded for a market that reportedly generated just $ The NAC market showed signs of maturing in , prompting Gartner to shift the analysis to a Magic Quadrant instead of the MarketScope format used in previous years. . market penetration of MNAP-ready endpoints in Added. According to Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control,”2 “Most NAC vendors provide good support for the BYOD (Bring Your Own.

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Already have a Gartner account? Understand the continuous evolution of the B2B buying journey Learn more. Pioneer Investments deployed ForeScout to fortify measures to support compliance, improve operational oversight and reduce security risks. The network access control market continued to mature, squeezing hype out of the market and intensifying the focus on ease of implementation and near-term payback.

Baseline functionality may be obtained via an OEM or licensing partnership. Also, vendors’ solutions must include the policy, baseline and access control elements of NAC, as defined by the following criteria: Improve performance, reduce risk and optimize return on your investments through our combination of research insight, benchmarking data, problem-solving methodologies and hands-on experience.

It must include the ability to assess policy compliance for example, the presence of an MDM agent for mobile devices or disk encryption for Windows PCs. NAC continues to evolve, and vendors focused on NAC offerings as their primary products have been the quickest to recognize and react to the dynamic market. If your organization faces BYOD challenges, consider solutions that can easily profile personally owned mobile devices, and apply controls that are consistent with your organization’s mobile device policies.


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Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control

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Supply Chain Supply Chain. Although we expect the growth of NAC-involved endpoints to continue to grow rapidly, over the longer term, NAC functionality will become embedded in wireless access methods, which will provide downward pressure on pricing. Several point solutions persist, with some continuing to provide differentiated value. Without NAC policies, corporate BYOD programs allow unchecked network access by a wide array of personally owned devices, thereby increasing the chances of security risks and network instability.

Vendors must have an installed base of at least customers or aggregate endpoint coverage ofendpoints. Because policy administration and reporting functions are key areas of NAC innovation and differentiation, vendors must own the core policy function to be included in this Magic Quadrant. There are also some trends that will impact NAC over the next few years: Growth in the adoption of virtualized desktop infrastructure reduces the importance of device access to the network, because the applications and data remain on the server.


NAC solutions must include a baseline function, but “reinventing the wheel” is not necessary.

Blog Feed your business — not the newsfeed Read blog. Forgot username or password? Many network devices are not ready to do Gartner delivers the technology-related insight you need to make the right decisions, every day. NAC vendors must consistently target and show wins at enterprises with 5, endpoints and above to be included. As gartneer result, IT organisations can accelerate continuous monitoring and mitigation capabilities and better leverage gartnef security investments.

Article Lead Culture Change Read article. Lawrence OransJohn Pescatore. The mobility and bring your own device BYOD trends have increased demand, and the largest NAC suppliers have seen strong increases in growth.

Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control

Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control. Enforcement must be accomplished via the network infrastructure for example, Because they already sell products that serve as enforcement points in the network, NAC products augment their primary offerings.

Here’s How to Master the New One. ForeScout also runs its own award scheme and recently announced that its second annual customer innovation award — The Network Security Game Changer — was presented to Ken Pfeil, global security officer at Pioneer Investments, and Matt Santill, chief information security officer at Broward College.