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Network Access Control: Lessons Learned. For AITP/STL November meeting David Strom, http://strominator.com (310) 857-6867. What you’ll learn today. Four successful deployments Seven requirements Five common pitfalls. Five common NAC pitfalls.

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Network access control lessons learned

Network Access Control:Lessons Learned

For AITP/STL November meeting

David Strom, http://strominator.com

(310) 857-6867

http:://strominator.com


What you ll learn today

What you’ll learn today

  • Four successful deployments

  • Seven requirements

  • Five common pitfalls


Five common nac pitfalls

Five common NAC pitfalls

  • Trying to protect everyone at once

  • Failing to understand how many PCs really need remediation

  • Having too many sources of security policies around your network

  • Believing NAC works across your entire OS population

  • NAC can introduce significant login delays


Our four case studies

Our four case studies


Multinational cosmetics company

Multinational cosmetics company


Pre deployment nac guidance for managers

Pre-deployment NAC guidance for managers

  • I have found based on my interviews several things that our IT managers have learned and hope you can avoid their mistakes too!


1 support for non xp clients is spotty

1. Support for non-XP clients is spotty


2 remediation isn t easy

2. Remediation isn’t easy


3 you can t protect everything

3. You can’t protect everything


4 centralize security policy management

4. Centralize security policy management


5 start with simplest elements

5. Start with simplest elements


6 pick your pilot group carefully

6. Pick your pilot group carefully


7 decide whom you want to authenticate pcs or users

7. Decide whom you want to authenticate: PCs or users?


Summary and conclusions

Summary and conclusions

  • NAC can be useful and successful with the right planning

  • Match the product and strategy to your particular circumstances and test carefully

  • Take it in baby steps, but keep your eye on the (eventual) remediation ball


Got questions

Got questions?

Thanks for listening!

David Strom

[email protected]

(310) 857-6867


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