In this issue:
- NAC Market Survey Results
- Follow the GEHA Blog About Nevis
- Customer Spotlight: SOCCCD
- Best Practices: Application Recognition
NAC Market Survey Results
Nevis Networks is pleased to make available key findings from a comprehensive Network Access Control (NAC) survey recently completed in conjunction with eMedia IT Security and Network Management Bulletins. The survey, conducted in August 2007, polled 450 respondents, nearly 50% of whom hold director-level and above titles, across multiple industries including banking and finance, education, federal government, healthcare and manufacturing.
Follow the GEHA Blog About Nevis
One of Nevis’ recently deployed customers, the Government Employees Health Association (GEHA), is publishing a daily blog on their LAN Security project and their LANenforcer deployment. This publicly available blog offers tremendous insights into the practical realities and benefits of a Nevis solution. The blog is called “Bump in the Wire”.
Customer Spotlight: SOCCCD
The South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) needed to secure sensitive data and applications, largely consisting of students’ and staff’s personal information, within their main datacenter. The users on the district network consist of roughly 38,000 students and over 2,500 faculty and staff spread over two main campuses, as well as the district office. In addition, SOCCCD wanted to improve network access controls for systems connecting to the network, as well as user monitoring once the users were allowed on the network.
Best Practices: Application Recognition
A critical aspect of enforcing network policy compliance is ensuring that only safe, authorized applications and protocols are allowed on the network. The requirements for application recognition and control solutions include sufficient application coverage, reporting tools, and, perhaps most importantly, adequate performance so that application analysis and remediation can occur without compromising LAN network speeds of 10 Gbps or more.