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Leading worldwide research firm Infonetics confirms organizations have an overwhelming preference for enforcing Network Access Control (NAC) solutions from within the network.

San Jose, Calif. – June 20, 2007 – Leading worldwide research firm Infonetics has issued a study titled User Plans for Network Access Control: North America 2007 that confirms organizations surveyed for the report have an overwhelming preference for enforcing Network Access Control (NAC) solutions from within the network. The study, issued May 29, 2007, validates Nevis Networks’ inline appliance and secure switching approach to pre- and post-connect NAC. “We conducted this study to understand the trends, drivers, barriers and implementation plans of large organizations deploying NAC infrastructure,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “As the NAC market continues to mature, the majority of customers are choosing to deploy identity-based policy enforcement solutions to protect resources from within the network. This validates Nevis Networks’ inline appliance and secure switching approach.” “We are pleased that another key finding of the study showed that Nevis Networks maintains the highest vendor familiarity among NAC Solution startups,” said Dominic Wilde, vice president, marketing at Nevis Networks. “This reaffirms the leadership position that Nevis has earned since shipping the world’s first secure switch in April, 2006.” The executive summary of the Infonetics report, which can be downloaded at, notes the following:

  • 55 percent plan to buy in-line NAC solutions, and another 11% aren’t sure if they’ll buy in-line or out of band
  • 80 percent of large organizations interviewed plan to enforce NAC in the network, and 51 percent plan to enforce at the client (some do both).
  • Of the respondents interviewed who plan to deploy NAC by 2008, 32 percent have already deployed NAC
  • The #1 driver for deploying NAC is protecting corporate resources from unauthorized users; tied for 1st is the desire to limit the impact of threats
  • The need to demonstrate policy or regulatory compliance (64 percent and 54 percent respectively) is up as a driver for deploying NAC compared to last year

“The findings of the Infonetics study confirm that customers clearly recognize the advantages of enforcing identity-based policies for access and user control from within the network fabric,” added Wilde. “This key market study also reinforces why Nevis has just doubled quarter-to-quarter sales and expanded its customer base more than 140 percent in the last six months.” About Infonetics Research Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider CapEx analysis. About Nevis Networks Nevis Networks is a market leader in secure switching and identity-based policy enforcement appliances. The company’s LANenforcer product family transparently enforces identity-based policies in real time within the network fabric, tightly controlling who can access a company’s network and what resources they are permitted to use. Cross-industry customers, ranging from financial services, healthcare, education and defense contractors deploy Nevis LANenforcers to protect sensitive network resources and assets, and significantly reduce the overall costs and time to resolve security breaches and conduct network audits. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, with additional R&D centers in Pune, India and Beijing, China.