Network Access Control Adds Self-Service Registration for Users and Devices
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Lockdown Networks has upgraded its network access control (NAC) solution, Lockdown Enforcer, implementing new features that simplify initial setup and user and device registration. A NAC ensures that only authorized users and policy-compliant devices can be added to an enterprise networks and provides a centralized mechanism for responding to malware outbreaks and other security events.
Additionally, Lockdown is also releasing an updated, high-performance 2U platform to support very large enterprise deployments.
Version 4.6 of Enforcer offers self-registration for guest users and devices. For educational institutions, this feature eases the burden on IT by automating the steps necessary to approve or control guests and allowing for "buddy registration" of parents, friends, or other campus guests, as well as registration of non-PC devices, such as game machines and PDAs.
The new release adds more pre-defined scans for P2P software and networks and firewall configuration, and includes a simple interface for whitelisting and blacklisting of Windows patches, updates and processes.
The new 2U platform offers an 8-core processor that, the company said, delivers a significant speed boost for large-scale enterprise deployments.
Pricing is $24,995 for a 1U appliance and $39,995 for the new 2U appliance.
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