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Open Source NAC, But Only With Commercial Support

Dec 16, 2007, 05:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Fratto)

"There are many reasons to not consider open source NAC, the first of which is how much workload do you want to put into your NAC solution, above and beyond having to figure out what you want your NAC to do for you, lay out policies, ensure your network architecture will support NAC, deploying the product, managing end-points, and a bunch of other little things that in totality add to your workload.

"If you work for a university where you have a large pool of talented, but cheap, labor (interns), then an open source project might make sense because you have people who can manage and maintain the system..."

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