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Novell Expands Endpoint Security Management with Network Access

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2008-10-02 13:10:57
 

Extending its endpoint security and management solutions to include network access enforcement and compliance, Novell announced the availability of Novell® ZENworks® Network Access Control. This newest member of the ZENworks product line ensures security in heterogeneous network environments by using policies to grant or deny access to the network based on tests which determine if a device meets defined security criteria from patches to host-based firewalls.

Without slowing down employee productivity, this ZENworks solution helps organizations reduce the risks associated with network access control (NAC) and meet regulatory requirements such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as well as internal security policies. Unlike other solutions, this ZENworks product is designed to allow organizations to deploy network access control without requiring additional network equipment or upgrades, making it ideal for heterogeneous network environments.

Additionally, this new solution is easy to deploy with pre-defined tests for specific devices or groups and phased deployment options to prevent interruptions in IT operations during implementation. ZENworks Network Access Control provides a key piece of security enforcement, ensuring device compliance with easy to define policies, automatic test updates for new patches and continuous monitoring to protect against zero day attacks.