Gartner Research

Market Guide for Network Access Control

Published: 09 May 2017

ID: G00303075

Analyst(s): Claudio Neiva , Lawrence Orans


NAC solutions support network visibility and access management through policy enforcement on devices and users of corporate networks. Security and risk management leaders should develop requirements that determine which vendor solutions best address their cost and manageability requirements.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Policy Life Cycle Management
  • Security Posture Check
  • Access Control
  • Guest Networking Service
  • Profiling and Visibility
  • Bidirectional Integration

Market Direction

  • Respond to Audit Findings
  • Improve Network Visibility
  • Manage Guest/Contractor Access
  • Incident Response
  • IoT and NAC
  • Market Growth

Market Analysis

  • Wired and Wireless Infrastructure Vendors
  • Pure-Play NAC Vendors
  • Alternatives to NAC Providers

Representative Vendors

  • Auconet
  • Bradford Networks
  • Cisco
  • Extreme Networks
  • ForeScout Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Aruba)
  • Impulse Point
  • InfoExpress
  • IntelliGO Networks
  • Inverse (PacketFence)
  • OpenCloud Factory
  • Portnox
  • Pulse Secure
  • SnoopWall

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