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Read Gartner’s Latest Report: “2020 Market Guide for Network Access Control”

Learn about common NAC use cases and how to achieve success


Gartner's latest market guide illustrates the ways network access control (NAC) solutions should be used to establish security of devices and users accessing the network.

Modern enterprises require secure access solutions based on a Zero Trust model of continuous verification and authorization. To implement Zero Trust, automate the enforcement of access security policies and reduce risk, a NAC solution is indispensable.

Per Gartner, "NAC is a mature technology with both commercial and open-source solutions on the market, providing feature sets that satisfy most organizational needs"

Organizations that implement NAC solutions benefit from automatically enforcing their endpoint security compliance policies, which limits overall security risk, reduces the burden of security auditing and enables the limited security staff to focus on strategic projects.

*Gartner, Inc., Market Guide for Network Access Control, John Watts, Lawrence Orans, Claudio Neiva, MAY 12, 2020. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.   Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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