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McAfee introduces Unified Secure Access for NAC

McAfee announces the world’s first unified approach to solving the complex Network Access Control (NAC) problem. McAfee’s Unified Secure Access approach links endpoint and network security with access control and compliance and is centrally managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software which helps organizations ease the deployment and management of NAC.

This third generation NAC offering is a key component of McAfee’s endpoint and network security strategy, demonstrating McAfee’s ability to deliver comprehensive enterprise solutions unmatched in the industry.

“Enterprises have struggled to deploy current NAC solutions beyond one or two simple business scenarios,” says Jeff Wilson Principal Analyst, Network Security at Infonetics Research. “McAfee's Unified Secure Access is a great step forward in enforcement capability, but it still keeps management simple, enabling customers to handle many more scenarios without significantly increasing the management burden.”

To date, most NAC solutions have been too complex, costly, inaccurate, hard to scale or not secure. Traditionally, installing NAC solutions required organizations to change their networks, policies and the way they do business. McAfee’s Unified Secure Access approach adapts to the organization’s business and infrastructure while reducing operational cost, errors and complexity. Furthermore, its unique Adaptive Policy Technology surpasses existing NAC solutions by giving users the ability to easily tailor access controls to the particular situation resulting in increased security, reduced errors and lower operational cost.

Customer surveys show that low error rates and security are the top two features required of any NAC solution. McAfee’s Adaptive Policy Technology is squarely targeted at addressing these two issues with the ability to place the right access security measures in the appropriate situation.

“68% of organizations are evaluating or have deployed NAC. Our customers tell us most the solutions on the market today have clearly identified the short-comings with current NAC offerings and identified the need to integrate both network and endpoint,” says Rees Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of McAfee’s Network Security Business Unit. “Similar to multi-layer protection from malware, having a multi-layered NAC solution is critical. Unified Secure Access is a cornerstone of McAfee’s network security strategy and over 60 million McAfee endpoints already have the platform to implement a 3rd generation NAC solution.”

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