IDS/IPS Vendors Jumpin’ on the NAC Bandwagon

It is not news that IDS/IPS vendors are trying to jump on the NAC bandwagon. The problem there is that usually some of these vendors tie between a specific functionality they might have with their product (like abnormality detection or intrusion detection) with enforcement to declare they are now doing NAC.

To me this seems as a non-complete product.

According to my definition, at its basis, a network access control solution must ensure that only authorized and compliant devices are allowed to access and operate on the enterprise network.

I do not think that just by providing the linkage with certain functionality (which may or may not be important to NAC) makes these vendors NAC players…



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