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Nevis upgrades to meet its competitors
November 30, 2007 | Network World
Nevis upgrades to meet its competitors
Nevis Networks recently upgraded its software to give its NAC gear more functionality…
Is that an iPhone? And What's It Doing on My Network?
November 29, 2007 | IT Security
Is that an iPhone? And What’s It Doing on My Network?
NAC promises to keep rogue devices off the network, but deployment options may be confusing.
November 26, 2007 | Business Communications Review
Securing the Campus: A Case Study [PDF]
Here’s how one community college district is using Nevis Networks to protect its network and data center assets.
10 Enterprise All-Star Honorable Mentions
November 26, 2007 | Network World
10 Enterprise All-Star Honorable Mentions
Nevis customer UCDSB receives an enterprise security All-Star award for their deployment of the Nevis LANenforcer (“A NAC for A+ Security”).
November 26, 2007 | Enterprise Systems Journal
Nevis Networks Offers Mature, Deployable NAC and LAN Security Solutions
New release expands deployment and management toolset, expands compliance controls, includes customized NAC reporting
NAC industry at a crossroads
November 20, 2007 | Infoworld
NAC industry at a crossroads
Device authentication technology is failing to deliver on its promise, experts say.
Nevis adds application intelligence to NAC
November 16, 2007 | Network World
Nevis adds application intelligence to NAC
Nevis Networks is upgrading software for its NAC appliances so it can do more application-specific monitoring and enforcement.
Nevis Strengthens Identity-based Policy Enforcement
November 13, 2007 | Converge Digest
Nevis Strengthens Identity-based Policy Enforcement
Nevis Networks announced a major new operating software release for its LANenforcer LAN security solutions.
Is NAC a Feature or a Solution?
November 07, 2007 | Enterprise Networks and Servers
Is NAC a Feature or a Solution?
As organizations look to start NAC projects, before being caught up in all the market hype surrounding NAC, they should really keep in mind just what problem they are trying to solve, and just how NAC functionality measures up to those requirements.
NAC Can't Weather the Storm
October 29, 2007 | eWeek
NAC Can’t Weather the Storm
Nevis’ customer Jeremy Hobbs, the CIO of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) gets a prominent mention in this article about the Storm Worm as a result of Jeremy’s presentation at the Interop show in NY. Bottom line: Organizations need to continually look for traffic anomalies after admitting systems to the network if they want to mitigate threats like Storm Worm.
NAC Gets Knocked Around
October 25, 2007 | bMighty.com
NAC Gets Knocked Around
The vast majority of companies are deploying network access control (NAC) technology as a means of securing their endpoints — but they aren’t all happy about it.
What NAC users want
October 23, 2007 | Network World
What NAC users want
Tim Greene’s newsletter covers the Nevis-sponsored NAC survey, including the responses of 450 high-level decision makers regarding their view of the market. To see the complete survey, clickhere.
Deploying In-Line or Out-of-Band NAC
October 22, 2007 | eWeek
Deploying In-Line or Out-of-Band NAC
Organizations must first understand what problems they want network access control vendors to solve.
School of NAC: CIO Finds Answers in Managed Network Access
October 10, 2007 | bMighty.com
School of NAC: CIO Finds Answers in Managed Network Access
The Upper Canada School District had a network nightmare on its hands. But CIO Jeremy Hobbs implemented a NAC solution. Now the kids are allright, and so is the network.
September 25, 2007 | Info Security Product Guide
Changing business models and role-based access control to internal networks
In the following interview, Shane Buckley, Chief Operating Officer of Nevis Networks discusses with Rake Narang, Editor-in-chief of Info Security Products Guide, the dissapearing enterprise perimeter, changing business models, sophisticated malware and the importance of role-based access control to internal networks.
A new approach to securing the network
September 21, 2007 | business management
A new approach to securing the network
Increasingly, enterprises must open up their internal networks to suppliers, customers and other guests in order to forge strong relationships. But what challenges does this scenario present from a network security standpoint? Dominic Wilde, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Nevis Networks Inc., provides his view.
Is NAC a Solution or a Feature?
September 21, 2007 | business management
Is NAC a Solution or a Feature?
NAC has received wide attention as an approach to securing internal LANs from risky endpoints. But what is the real problem that customers are trying to solve? Is NAC the solution, or is it a feature to a larger solution mix?
NAC-essities
September 10, 2007 | SC Magazine
NAC-essities
Selecting the right NAC vendor can be an arduous process. Ericka Chickowski examines the necessary decisions. (The article begins on page 20 of this electronic magazine).
NAC switches, appliances help track users, malware
September 07, 2007 | Information Security Magazine
NAC switches, appliances help track users, malware
If your organization has not yet deployed a network access control (NAC) solution, you’re not alone. But it’s a good bet you’re giving it a lot of serious thought. Research firm, Gartner Inc. says the market, estimated at a modest $100 million in 2006, will double by the end of the year.
Back to School for LAN Security
September 06, 2007 | Security Products
Back to School for LAN Security [PDF]
Educational institutions are leading the pack in network security policy enforcement systems. Nevis’ customer UCDSB is profiled.
NAC Pre-Connect or Post-Connect: Nuances of Different Access Options
August 31, 2007 | Processor Magazine
NAC Pre-Connect or Post-Connect: Nuances of Different Access Options
It’s important for prospective NAC implementers to recognize that there are two types of NAC products: pre-connect and post-connect. It’s also important to recognize that NAC implementations should cover both sides of a connection to ensure optimal protection. After all, it makes little sense to grant a user access to your network only to have him wreak havoc by infecting your system with a virus or stealing valuable business information after he is granted network access.
Policy Islands
August 13, 2007 | IT Defense Magazine
Policy Islands
(Note: the article begins on page 28 after linking to the online magazine.) LAN Security comprises three basic functions: detection, enforcement and policy. All three require some degree of network “intelligence”, but to date policy has been the most difficult function to understand and provide. This paper puts the policy function in perspective and provides insight and direction.
Nevis adds cloaking feature
August 07, 2007 | Network World
Nevis adds cloaking feature
New Nevis feature makes it impossible for devices/users to access resources they’re not authorized to reach
Nevis NAC Gear Introduces Cloaking
July 30, 2007 | Network World
Nevis NAC Gear Introduces Cloaking
Nevis’ NAC application firewalling helps tighten access policies.
 Sobering Realities of Enforcing NAC: Top 5 Challenges that Solutions Need to Address
July 26, 2007 | Converge Digest
Sobering Realities of Enforcing NAC: Top 5 Challenges that Solutions Need to Address
NAC has been billed as a solution for endpoint compliance, but has not lived up to its early billing. What problem are organizations really trying to solve, and is NAC the complete solution? Gary Kinghorn, Nevis’ Sr. Product Marketing Manager, provides a list of the top 5 challenges that NAC solutions need to address to satisfy customer pain points.
NAC tool locks down campus network
June 14, 2007 | searchnetworking.com
NAC tool locks down campus network
Jeff Dorsz, telecommunications and network manager for California’s South Orange County Community College District, said he’s no stranger to fretting over what’s happening on his network. Dorsz said he evaluated all of the key NAC vendors, but financial constraints and management concerns steered him toward Nevis Networks.
Nevis Wades Into the Channel
June 04, 2007 | Computer Reseller News
Nevis Wades Into the Channel
On Monday, the Mountain View, Calif.-based network access control (NAC) vendor, which last September launched under a mostly direct-sales model, took the wraps off a two-tier channel program that offers discounts and deal registration.
Computer Security: 5 Best Practices for a Layered Defense
May 15, 2007 | Baseline
Computer Security: 5 Best Practices for a Layered Defense
Identity management and network access control are pillars of a multi-layered network security strategy. Read more about Nevis’ customer, Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), and their multi-appliance deployment to enforce network access policies.
Standards and the State of NAC
May 15, 2007 | eWeek.com
Standards and the State of NAC
Dr. Joseph Tardo, Nevis Chief Security Architect and member of the office of the CTO, contributes his commentary on NAC standards, and the role of policy in effective NAC implementations.
NEVIS NETWORKS NAMED AS FINALIST IN 2007 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS
May 15, 2007 | Press Release
NEVIS NETWORKS NAMED AS FINALIST IN 2007 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS
Nevis Networks has been named a finalist in the “Best New Company” category in The 2007 American Business Awards.
Fundamentals of LAN Security
April 19, 2007 | Converge Network Digest
Fundamentals of LAN Security
Nevis COO, Shane Buckley provides a brief overview of the fundamentals of LAN Security, including a description of both pre and post connect requirements.
Educated Security
April 06, 2007 | Communications News
Educated Security
Ontario school district uses an identity-driven architecture from Nevis Networks to secure its LAN extension network for 40,000 users at 120 different sites.
Networks: Operating systems hit upgrade for LAN, WAN
March 19, 2007 | EETimes by Loring Wirbel
Networks: Operating systems hit upgrade for LAN, WAN
At Nevis, LanSecure 3.0’s out-of-band monitoring option observes malware as well as existing in-line options. The release is the company’s first to provide predefined policies and “white lists” for dumb endpoints, such as printers and voice-over-Internet Protocol phones. The updated version can also import policies and synchronize with third-party identity management systems.
IETF Pushes for Interoperable NAC - by Joseph Tardo PhD, Nevis Chief Security Architect
March 16, 2007 | NetworkWorld
IETF Pushes for Interoperable NAC – by Joseph Tardo PhD, Nevis Chief Security Architect
Network access control is currently characterized by several competing standards or multi-vendor frameworks that offer roughly the same functionality. Since these differing approaches are generally not interoperable, NAC is an excellent candidate for standardization, which will likely help increase customer adoption.
Security takes time - by Tim Greene
March 13, 2007 | Network World
Security takes time – by Tim Greene
Last week, Nevis Networks announced that upgrades to its gear would cut the time it took for the equipment to scan end-user machines before they are allowed network access. The reduction was significant, down from 30 seconds to less than 10 seconds.
Nevis improves NAC by Tim Greene
March 08, 2007 | Network World
Nevis improves NAC by Tim Greene
Nevis Networks is upgrading software for its NAC hardware so it is less cumbersome for administrators to set up the gear and less tiresome for end users to sit through the access controls.
Nevis updates NAC system - by Manek Dubash
March 08, 2007 | Techworld.com
Nevis updates NAC system – by Manek Dubash
Network access control appliance vendor Nevis Networks has announced a system update that it claims triples user capacity, improves integration with existing identity management systems, and provides single sign-on for users.
Next generation of LANsecure operating software released
March 08, 2007 | Help Net Security
Next generation of LANsecure operating software released
Nevis Networks has announced the next-generation of its LANsecure operating software (OS 3.0) for the company’s LANenforcer security appliances. The new operating software capabilities are the result of direct feedback from Nevis’ installed base of customers and the market’s growing dissatisfaction with NAC solutions that deliver only a fraction of LAN security requirements and burden customers with high costs and overly complex deployments.
Network access control with fewer delays
March 08, 2007 | Channel Register
Network access control with fewer delays
Nevis Networks reckons it’s the first to come up with a version of network access control for the LAN that doesn’t get in the way of users. The company says users no longer have to log in to an 802.1x client on the desktop, or sign in to its captive portal so their PC can be scanned, before being allowed access to the LAN. Instead, it has updated the software in its LANenforcer appliances to identify users in the background using Kerberos authentication, and then automatically associate them with their access rights.
Network access control with fewer delays
March 07, 2007 | The Register
Network access control with fewer delays
v3.0 has the knack of NAC, Nevis says – By Bryan Betts Nevis Networks reckons it’s the first to come up with a version of network access control for the LAN that doesn’t get in the way of users.
Data Security:: Locked Down, Not Out
February 23, 2007 | THE Journal
Data Security:: Locked Down, Not Out
So-called unmanaged endpoints have become a security menace for school districts, which must protect the network while still keeping it open to staff and students. THE Journal speaks with Nevis customer Upper Canada School Board.
RSA Look-Back: Security Takes Integrated Turn
February 12, 2007 | Information Week
RSA Look-Back: Security Takes Integrated Turn
Microsoft soon could be in an enviable position with its Network Access Protection framework, once seen as a dark horse against Cisco’s NAC. Nevis Networks Inc., developer of the LANenforcer appliance and switch hardware products, elected at RSA to support Microsoft’s NAP.
Its a NAC World For Network Security. Or is it?
February 09, 2007 | Internetnews.com
Its a NAC World For Network Security. Or is it?
Is network access control (NAC) the Holy Grail of network security?
Nevis Networks Extends NAC with ASIC-drive LAN Security
February 08, 2007 | Converge Network Digest
Nevis Networks Extends NAC with ASIC-drive LAN Security
Nevis Networks, a start-up offering enterprise LAN security switches and appliances, demonstrated how its LAN security switching technology supports all three elements of Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) security framework, which includes the 802.1x standard, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and IPsec technologies.
Combating the Evolution of Insider Attacks with Persistent LAN Security
February 08, 2007 | Converge Network Digest
Combating the Evolution of Insider Attacks with Persistent LAN Security
In just a few years, attack patterns have evolved from shotgun approaches like mass-mailer viruses to sophisticated, targeted attacks. Motivations have also changed significantly. Bragging rights are no longer sufficient pay-off; today’s attackers are now seeking financial gain. These attacks are increasingly successful based on limitations in today’s defense-in-depth network security provisions, which they are specifically designed to circumvent.
NAC Customer Selects Nevis Appliance
February 04, 2007 | Network World
NAC Customer Selects Nevis Appliance
The Upper Canada District School Board decided it needed network access control to securely expand wireless access across the vast district, broaden the types of devices allowed access to its network and keep students out of sensitive servers.
February 01, 2007 | Yahoo Finance
Microsoft and More Than 40 Industry Partners Will Demonstrate Working NAP Solutions at RSA Conference Next Week
Nevis selected as one of only 10 vendors to demonstrate NAP solutions on Microsoft NAP Partner Pavilion

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