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Network Admission Control (NAC) refers to Cisco's version of Network Access Control, which restricts access to the network based on identity or security posture. [1]

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Access control

In the fields of physical security and information security, access control is the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource.

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Antivirus software

Antivirus or anti-virus software (often abbreviated as AV), sometimes known as anti-malware software, is computer software used to prevent, detect and remove malicious software.

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Bring your own device

Bring your own device (BYOD)—also called bring your own technology (BYOT), bring your own phone (BYOP), and bring your own PC (BYOPC)—refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications.

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Cisco NAC Appliance

Cisco NAC Appliance, formerly Cisco Clean Access (CCA), is a network admission control (NAC) system developed by Cisco Systems designed to produce a secure and clean network environment—the NAC appliance is however still referred to as Cisco Clean Access by some in the industry or Universities such as University of Alabama in Huntsville and Cleveland Clinic.

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Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment.

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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standardized network protocol used on Internet Protocol (IP) networks for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for interfaces and services.

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Extensible Authentication Protocol

Extensible Authentication Protocol, or EAP, is an authentication framework frequently used in wireless networks and point-to-point connections.

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IEEE 802.1X

IEEE 802.1X is an IEEE Standard for port-based Network Access Control (PNAC).

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Network Access Control

Network Access Control (NAC) is an approach to computer security that attempts to unify endpoint security technology (such as antivirus, host intrusion prevention, and vulnerability assessment), user or system authentication and network security enforcement.

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Network Access Protection

Network Access Protection (NAP) is a Microsoft technology for controlling network access of a computer, based on its health.

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Network packet

A network packet is a formatted unit of data carried by a packet-switched network.

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Network switch

A network switch (also called switching hub, bridging hub, officially MAC bridge) is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network, by using packet switching to receive, process and forward data to the destination device.

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PacketFence

PacketFence is an open-source network access control (NAC) system which provides the following features: registration, detection of abnormal network activities, proactive vulnerability scans, isolation of problematic devices, remediation through a captive portal, 802.1X, wireless integration and User-Agent / DHCP fingerprinting.

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Personal firewall

A personal firewall is an application which controls network traffic to and from a computer, permitting or denying communications based on a security policy.

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Router (computing)

A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks.

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Vulnerability scanner

A vulnerability scanner is a computer program designed to assess computers, computer systems, networks or applications for weaknesses.

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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the UHF and SHF ISM radio bands.

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Windows Registry

Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Wireless access point

In computer networking, a wireless access point (AP) is a device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired network using Wi-Fi, or related standards.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Admission_Control

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