Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c9621f16/analysis_of_the_ne)
has announced the addition of new report “Analysis of the Network
Access Control Market – Evolving Business Practices and Technologies
Rejuvenate Market Growth” to their offering.
The network access control (NAC) market slumped in 2008 and 2009 in
the midst of the economic recession despite strong growth and
extensive interest early in the market’s life cycle. However, in
recent years the NAC market has enjoyed renewed interest and
rejuvenated growth due to innovative vendors that have focused on
solving key customer challenges. This research service identifies
market challenges, market growth, competitive analysis, and key
– From 2000 to 2003, computer worms such as Code Red, Sasser, Blaster,
Sobig, SQL Slammer and ILOVEYOU wreaked havoc on enterprise computer
– Worms are computer viruses with the ability to rapidly propagate
across networked computers without human interaction.
– Enterprises were challenged to protect their networks from malware
because a single infected computer could act as an entry point for a
rapidly spreading worm.
– The concept of network access control was announced by Cisco in 2004
as a means to stop such threats.
– Currently, NAC products secure networks by ensuring that all
endpoints are compliant with predetermined policies prior to granting
access. NAC customers can set requirements for endpoint security
posture and control access to resources based on user identity and
– NAC is able to solve glaring security challenges. Without NAC,
enterprises lack visibility into the network and attached systems.
Unauthorized users can access the network and certain systems by
simply connecting to an Ethernet port or to a wireless access point
– NAC offers many other benefits for businesses. Therefore, NAC
initially represented a potentially lucrative and rapidly-growing
– However, the NAC market has been limited by a number of factors.
– NAC objectives are multi-faceted, and requirements are extensive. As
a result, NAC’s definition has evolved significantly over the years,
along with customer expectations.
– NAC solutions have been considered complex and are associated with
costly upgrades, long deployment times, and reduced productivity.
– Many companies entered the market with widely varying product
methodologies and marketing messages.
– These factors caused confusion for customers and general hesitation
to invest in NAC. Consequently, many NAC companies were acquired, went
out of business, or shifted into adjacent markets.
– The definition and technology of NAC continues to evolve. However,
market forces have determined which products and strategies are not
acceptable and which represent best practices.
– The market is poised for recovery and high growth as customers
recognize the importance of NAC and reexamine available options.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c9621f16/analysis_of_the_ne.
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