Network Access Control (NAC) solutions are powerful technologies offering a robust level of security and considered essential to address the never-ending cyber threats. Organizations that are in the process of selecting a NAC product will have several OEM options to consider. However, the challenge is not so much the actual OEM solution but rather an in-depth understanding of the overall capabilities necessary for integration into an existing network infrastructure. The emphasis should not be on the best product in terms of technical features; it’s on the NAC solution that can best integrate into an existing architecture.
The WWT NAC workshop is intended to assist customers in that selection process by first reviewing the goals to be achieved. A clearly stated outcome will enable organizations to determine how they might move forward with regards to the planning and deployment of a solution. This will be accomplished with a prescribed practice for NAC deployments, that can be beneficial in the OEM vendor selection processes. When coupled with a NAC readiness assessment or Enterprise Segmentation workshop, customers will be further enabled in the development of a comprehensive deployment roadmap and aid in determining which, or if NAC is even the right solution at all.
Organizations often purchase or even move into the deployment phase of a solution without evaluating the product fit with respect to its objectives, or their own ability to utilize the capabilities appropriately. In the case of NAC this could lead to anything from a poor user experience, to work stoppage and financial loss. When dealing with NAC we emphasize solutions that cross many technology focus areas and could potentially impact the whole of an organization. For this reason it’s crucial to have clear visibility into the organization’s intent, requirements, needs, and if the existing environment will be able to function with one NAC solution versus another.