Once again this year, macmon secure GmbH will be present at Europe's largest IT security trade fair with five partners and presents the following four main topics:

  • macmon NAC in the new version 5.15.0 - secures corporate networks even more efficiently and comprehensively
  • macmon NAC smart - the simple NAC solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
  • macmon Past Viewer - the intelligent network look back
  • macmon Switch Viewer - more network details for more security

Network access control software

The migration to the new version is in full swing with our customers and runs smoothly"

With the latest version of the network access control (NAC) software from macmon secure GmbH, another milestone was reached in September 2019. In addition to more than 200 new and improved features, the overall engine performance could be significantly increased again. Thus, the processing speed of large amounts of data, as they occur in the Domain Name System (DNS), the network device detection and footprinting, multiplied.

Christian Bücker, Managing Director of macmon secure GmbH: "At this year's it-sa we inform our partners, customers and interested parties about our latest version of macmon NAC. Our development team in Berlin has done an excellent job, the migration to the new version is in full swing with our customers and runs smoothly. NAC should be as self-evident as antivirus and firewall products.

Increasing number of network devices

Since attacks, cybercrime or espionage activities are increasingly occurring in the internal network and are always becoming more sophisticated, we can contribute a relevant part to fundamental security. Besides, with our new product variant macmon NAC smart, we also have a possibility for SMEs to implement NAC quickly, easily and cost-effectively. At it-sa, we are also looking forward to many new resellers who can achieve short-term sales with macmon NAC smart without registration or additional certification."

There is currently no attractive solution on the market in the area of network access control

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) up to 250 nodes, there is currently no attractive solution on the market in the area of network access control. Above all, the acquisition costs for SMEs seem too high. But the importance of NAC will grow strongly in the coming years due to an increasing number of network devices in companies, IoT and associated skills shortages for SMEs.

Comprehensive network transparency

Network Overview will also be a core driver for NAC solutions and network access protection in this segment. In September 2019, macmon secure GmbH introduced macmon NAC smart, a solution that solves precisely these problems intelligently and easily, while at the same time being attractive for customers in use and for partners and distributors in sales.

In addition to comprehensive network transparency, guest and BYOD management, as well as differentiated enforcement of policies, the solution can be put into operation quickly and in just a few hours. macmon NAC smart is available either for up to 150 or 250 nodes and a fixed term of 3 years. The customer can choose between high-quality hardware or a virtual appliance. Setup is conveniently done via remote support. Thus, macmon reseller, also outside the partner network, offers fast sales opportunities without certification and training.

Suspicion or concrete incidents

In case of suspicion or concrete incidents, corresponding connections can be checked later

Besides, macmon Past Viewer offers the option of structurally collecting and processing the ‘old’ data - which is usually discarded with Network Access Control - to obtain a historical view in addition to the live view. For each endpoint can be represented, when and where the endpoint was operated in the network, which IP addresses and which names it had or in which VLAN it was.

Furthermore, it can be tracked per switch interface or access point, which endpoints were operated there. With this information, forensic analysis is possible, but above all, proof requirements regarding ISO or PCI compliance or for the data protection officer are effectively supported. In case of suspicion or concrete incidents, corresponding connections can be checked later.

Utilisation of all collected data

Because these data are collected through the permanent survey, it is possible to look back over the entire duration of the use of macmon NAC and macmon Past Viewer. At the same time, the data allow analysis for planned changes or measures within the network. Another addition to the control of network access is the utilisation of all collected data down to the last detail.

With macmon Switch Viewer, other information of the network devices is collected and offered for use

With macmon Switch Viewer - extended functions around network components. Another addition to the control of network access is the utilisation of all collected data down to the last detail. With macmon Switch Viewer, various other information of the network devices is collected and offered for use. Examples include the serial numbers and other port configurations.

Effective protection of the network

A graphical representation of the interfaces in the original layout of the network devices provides quickly detectable details about the current state. If necessary, there is the possibility to unerringly determine the correct physical port and switch it, if required.

In addition to details and visualisations, the macmon Switch Viewer also allows the use of the macmon RADIUS server for secure switch login to ensure that only authorised administrators can make changes to the switches. At the same time, a gap in the effective protection of the network is closed by the German macmon NAC.

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