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May 16 2012   5:41PM GMT

Overheard talking about context-aware network access control

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

quotes and quotations “There are techniques that can determine the context of access — the type of device, where it’s accessing from, who the user is, [whether it’s] legitimate access to this data or application — and use those techniques to begin to build a policy around what is and what is not appropriate for these devices, which are usually not managed, period.” — Scott Crawford

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is context-aware network access control (CANAC)an approach to managing the security by granting access to network resources according to contextual-based security policies. The endpoint device is granted access, quarantined or blocked from the network depending on the device’s type, location, identity and the operating system or applications running on it.

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