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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2006/11/16 - Frost & Sullivan, World Network Access Control (NAC) Products and Architectures Markets, reveals that the market earned revenues of over $85 million in 2006 and estimates this to reach over $600 million in 2013..
Due to a more globalized working environment, more companies embracing telecommuting and more workers having the ability to log in from home via the Internet, the number of internal employees and contractors/consultants accessing critical internal information on the network from remote locations is rising. Hence, organizations are realizing the need to enforce granular network access to eliminate risks involved when using unmanaged endpoints. As network access control can help organizations ensure network compliance to remote and local users, there is increasing demand for its products and architectures.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, World Network Access Control (NAC) Products and Architectures Markets, reveals that the market earned revenues of over $85 million in 2006 and estimates this to reach over $600 million in 2013.
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Environments that have a high concentration of unmanaged users such as universities, healthcare organizations and businesses are looking at NAC to solve some very specific problems. Legislative mandates and pressure to ensure the privacy and security of data is driving demand. Legislation such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Standard and Sarbanes-Oxley are forcing many organizations to enhance their security systems to comply with the legislation.
“Many organizations are likely to continue to build NAC architecture as they upgrade and improve their infrastructure,” cites Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Robert Ayoub. “Appliances are likely to retain their place in midsized enterprises that cannot afford the expensive and comprehensive upgrades that are needed to implement a full NAC architecture.”
NAC appliance vendors are focusing on the strength of one piece of the NAC puzzle and offering their solution as a complement or a piece of the overall framework. They are releasing new versions of their products that provide better management and integration with the network, directory services and applications.
With several vendors determining their approach to NAC, the market is highly fragmented and the wide variety of solutions on the market is causing customers a great deal of confusion. Organizations find it difficult to determine their approach as some vendors offer products that fit within a framework while others offer all-in-one appliances.
“Many organizations are concerned that implementation of NAC will require an entire infrastructure overhaul and take a great deal of time and energy,” says Ayoub. “NAC vendors need to focus on education and customer references to alleviate these perceptions that are hindering market growth.”
Participants can benefit from offering superior technology with ease of deployment. There is also likelihood of a string of acquisitions due to increasing market competition, which can enable participants to secure favorable position in the future.
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