Frost & Sullivan Lauds Enterasys for Offering a Turnkey, End-to-end Network Access Control Solution
Enterasys' comprehensive NAC offering features lesser complexity, lower total cost of ownership, and better functionality than competing solutions
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Andover, MA — Mar 5, 2012
Based on its recent analysis of the network access control (NAC) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Enterasys Networks, Inc. with the 2012 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. Enterasys offers a complete and high-value NAC solution with the benefits of low cost of ownership, ease of deployment, and granular policy creation. The customer value is a unified, holistic view of network access: who the user is, what the device is, where the endpoint access is occurring and which application is being accessed. Part of the Enterasys OneFabric™ architecture, Enterasys NAC enables visibility and automation to protect and optimize the delivery of enterprise applications end-to-end, simply.
Enterasys' comprehensive NAC package includes NAC appliances (hardware-based or virtual), NAC management software, and optional endpoint agents. Guest access control that is flexible and highly automated is included. Vendor- and brand-agnostic, it can interoperate with customers' pre-existing architecture, including their network switches and wireless access points. This reduces the need for extensive network upgrades and expensive specialized hardware. The flexible deployment and enforcement options ensure that customers meet their specific security, compliance, and networking requirements.
"Enterasys' solution reduces installation complexity and enables NAC deployments in heterogeneous or legacy network environments," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Chris Rodriguez. "In comparison, competing NAC solutions may require network upgrades, replacement, or vendor-specific equipment."
Enterasys enables customer flexibility and choice with virtual and physical appliances and a number of deployment and policy enforcement options. This NAC solution enables customers to enforce policies with an array of options unmatched by any other NAC product including permit, prioritize, limit, redirect, audit, warn, log, block, and quarantine. This granularity helps customers securely pursue new business strategies and embrace new technologies including BYOD.
"Enterasys NAC can be scaled to achieve redundancy and reliability, and also to support larger network environments," noted Rodriguez. "Its phased deployments provide customers with the opportunity to adjust policies, change settings, and acclimate to changes."
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About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications
and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com
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