Network Access Control

Network Access Control is designed to allow access to a network via pre-defined permissions - where users and devices can connect to a network and what they can do whilst there. Sophos Network Access Control allows the control of unmanaged computers, prevents unauthorised access, provides continuous endpoint assessment and enhances existing network infrastructure.

The key to Network Access Control success is in the underlying assessment and subsequent remediation processes for non-compliant computers. Quarantining or blocking access are tools of last resort, and different scenarios need different approaches.

Scenario 1: Company computers

  • Assess: Continuously assess every computer against your policy
  • Remediate: Take corrective action against non-compliant computers
  • Enforce: Don't just "control access" but establish rapid compliance to maintain user and business productivity

Scenario 2: Contractor, consultant and guest computers

  • Assess: Assess unmanaged computers on demand against your defined policy as they attempt to access the company network
  • Remediate: Quarantine any non-compliant unmanaged computer
  • Enforce: Notify users of non-compliance so they can correct it

Scenario 3: Unauthorised computers

  • Assess: Identify any unknown or unauthorized computers
  • Remediate: Block or quarantine these "rogue" computers
  • Enforce: Control access to the network

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