The need to protect company networks is similar to safeguarding individual computers. Two compelling reasons underscore the significance of network security:
In today's rapidly changing world, an increasing number of devices with different operating systems and applications connect to company networks. Simultaneously, hacking tools have become exceedingly sophisticated. In theory, every new device in a network could be exploited by less skilled individuals to launch attacks on the entire network, causing damage, stealing information, or even blackmailing. Furthermore, due to the ever-expanding reach of the internet, attacks can originate from anywhere in the world.
What many people may not realise is that computers often lower their security defences when operating within a trusted network. This increased vulnerability means that if even one device in the network is compromised, the problem can easily spread to other devices within the network that would otherwise have remained protected.
Despite advances in technology, some networks remain vulnerable, primarily due to two key factors:
For most IT departments, fully comprehending risks and developing strategies to mitigate them is a daunting task. There are myriad factors to consider, and many administrators tend to focus either solely on defending the network perimeter or on continuous monitoring of all network traffic. While these approaches are relatively common, they may not address all risks. In many scenarios, additional measures are required, and these solutions can sometimes be less well-known or deemed overly complex to implement.
In today's landscape, characterised by the rise of hybrid working and evolving attack vectors, a new approach is needed to secure the future of work. Network Access Control (NAC) plays a pivotal role in this strategy.
NAC provides the mechanism for ensuring only authenticated users can access the private company network. Once granted access, NAC enforces policies to regulate the areas of the network users can access while continuously monitoring and logging their activity.
Key Principles of NAC:
Soliton' network access control solution aims to empower administrators with greater control over their networks. Throughout the design phase of all our solutions, we have kept affordability, ease of implementation, and maintenance at the forefront. Equally important, we have diligently strived to strike the ideal balance between security and usability—a challenging trade-off, as implementing security measures often impacts user satisfaction. Since 2001, Soliton designed an all-in-one NAC solution to simplify network access control and remove complexity. Its key features:
Initial setup in under 5 minutes, with full NAC functionality up and running in 30 minutes (depending on infrastructure).
Acts as a dedicated or subordinate Certificate Authority (CA) and integrates with existing PKI.
User & Guest Access
Granular control for both users and guests, ensuring time-limited and secure access to individually encrypted Wi-Fi channels.
Agentless, role- and device-based secure network access control for employees, contractors, and guests across multi-vendor network infrastructure.
Wizard-Guided Installation/ManagementSimplified setup and maintenance with a questionnaire-based approach and context-based manuals.
Universal DeploymentA unified deployment process for distributing and installing digital certificates on any device or operating system, ensuring consistency and security.
Industry-standard authentication technologies to avoid vendor lock-in.
Full Backup and Redundancy
Rapid backup and restoration, with automatic sharing of configurations between redundant installations.
Scales seamlessly from 100 to
The growing demand for Network Access Control (NAC) is driven by several factors:
NAC provides the ability to enforce Zero Trust for Wired, Wireless, and VPN Networks.