Abbreviated as NAC, Cisco’s Network Admission Control is a set of technologies and solutions that use the network infrastructure to enforce security policy compliance on all devices seeking to access network computing resources in order to limit damage from emerging security threats. NAC is designed to allow network access only to compliant and trusted endpoint devices (PCs, servers and PDAs, for example) and can restrict the access of noncompliant devices. NAC assesses all endpoints across all access methods, including LAN, wireless connectivity, remote access and WAN. [Source: Cisco Systems]
In October 2006, Cisco and Microsoft formally announced interoperability between the Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) and Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) solutions. Interoperability will be supported with the release of NAP in the future version of Windows Server which is scheduled to be available in the second half of 2007. The interoperability architecture allows customers to deploy both NAC and NAP incrementally or concurrently.
- Cisco Systems
One of the leading manufacturers of network equipment. Cisco’s primary business is in internetworking products, such as routers, bridges, and switches.
- Citrix Server
A server solution that uses Microsoft Terminal Services software to deliver Windows applications to PCs, Apple Macintosh computers, X terminals and UNIX workstations. This enables users of those systems to access and use those programs which are available to those using the Windows operating system. Citrix servers use two technologies; WinFrame and Independent Computing Architecture […]
- Class C network
In a 32-bit IP address, the number of bits used to identify the network and the host vary according to the network class of the address. In a Class C network, the first 3 bits, or the high-order bits, are always “110.” The next 21 bits are used to define the Class C network, and […]
- Class Speed Rating
A defined speed/class rating for Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards. See SDHC.
A Microsoft technology that is used to improve the appearance of text on your screen. It improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as laptops and flat panel displays. Readability on CRT screens can also be somewhat improved. ClearType is included in Windows XP as well as in Microsoft handheld computers.