By Daniel V. Hoffman
This consultant offers real-world hacking eventualities in addition to entire implementation information for the appropriate NAP/NAC resolution, so that you can comprehend which answer makes the main experience established upon the main frequent hazards on your setting. stick with the particular steps hackers take to accomplish particular exploits, make certain which safety recommendations will cease the exploits from taking place, and study all concerning the average elements of any NAP/NAC answer. via studying to investigate a safety posture, set regulations for machine research, and speak with the machine, you?ll have the ability to take motion.
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For example (and under normal circumstances), it’s not possible to tell if a device that is attempting to gain access to the network has antivirus software installed and running with the antivirus definition files up to date. There isn’t a mechanism that computer systems use to communicate this to an unknown technology that is requesting this information. In fact, there is good reason not to give out this type of information. Why on Earth would a computer system want to advertise the fact that its antivirus software is outdated?
Client-based — A software component is preinstalled on the device to assist in the NAC process. There are a number of factors that determine which type of solution makes the most sense for a particular organization. As you’ll see, client-based NAC provides the most detail about a device, although installing software on every machine trying to gain access to a network may not always be possible. 9 10 Chapter 1 ■ Understanding Terms and Technologies Clientless NAC A good example I’ve seen of clientless NAC came from my dealing with a university.
You pick the solution that meets your requirements and do your due diligence in selecting a technology. Now, let’s take a closer look at each of the solutions. In the chapters that follow, we’ll take a very in-depth look at how Microsoft, Cisco, Fiberlink, and so on implement these individual components for their solutions. Analyzing the Security Posture It would be pointless to have a NAC/NAP solution that treated every device exactly the same way. For example, if the goal was to restrict every device from a network, there are certainly ways to globally lock everybody out, though what would be the point of having a network where no one connected?