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.
macmon secure GmbH, globally renowned technology solutions provider for network security, announced developing its Network Access Control (NAC) solution completely in Germany. The Berlin-based in-house development team has now been able to even extend the best-of-breed solution with further significant features in order to solve major future challenges of Corporate IT-Security. Network access control solution With macmon NAC, enterprise networks will be even more effectively protected against unauthorised access. Security teams will be significantly relieved of administrative workload. The amount in security tools will be reduced, and the IoT-devices securely operated. With version 5.15.0, macmon secure GmbH has reached yet another milestone With version 5.15.0, macmon secure GmbH has reached yet another milestone. In addition to numerous new and improved functions, the overall performance of the engine could be significantly increased, again. Therefore the processing speed of large amounts of data - as they occur in the Domain Name System (DNS), the network device detection and foot-printing - multiplied. Scalability for growing networks In the optimised dashboard, administrators now can see more details about unauthorised devices in the network status in more detail. macmon NAC also evaluates the network status. This relieves the IT department from work and makes decisions easier. With new and enhanced filter wizards, macmon NAC now also offers the option of searching in IPv4 and IPv6 ranges. The filters can be even more granular. In addition, RADIUS authentication information has been enhanced in reporting and included in a NAC RADIUS report.In addition to various improvements and optimisations, which result from the close collaboration with the macmon customers, it is now possible to also implement NAC via SNMP with macmon satellites, enabling decentralised NAC. The synchronisation of the servers has been significantly accelerated, the interaction has been expanded considerably with more stability. The transparency of the processes and the performance of the scalability nodes has been increased. In addition, detailed status messages provide more transparency about the synchronisation as well as the system status of the satellites. macmon RADIUS server The relatively new Past Viewer feature has been further optimised to more effectively evaluate the historical data of the network. On one hand, the collected information was supplemented by further details and the search for historical data was made more flexible for the administrator. For logins to a network device, the macmon RADIUS server can now be used for authentication. To do this, macmon NAC has a separate set of rules that makes access options controllable. The switch port layouts stored in a particular network device can be configured, and also displayed graphically. The overview of complex networks increases enormously. macmon REST API With a wider range of functionalities, the macmon REST API now covers almost all areas of macmon NAC With a much wider range of functionalities, the macmon REST API now covers almost all areas of macmon NAC. Thus, the possibility to set manual links was added and the intelligent access to endpoints was extended. So not only the information about company devices, guest devices, and BYOD devices, but from now on about any other unknown/discovered devices are available. Last but not least, the API also enables guest management and Wake-On-LAN.Access VLANs configured on the switch ports can now be automatically adopted as terminal standard VLANs. Other VLAN concepts can be implemented flexibly, extending to parallel operation with other VLAN management solutions. By activities and on demand you will be informed by e-mail about the event ID and get with one click directly to the process. Extended capabilities To support the widest possible network device diversity, several new methods are included, such as extended capabilities for SonicWall Firewalls, Cisco WLAN Controller 5500 and switches from HP (1910s), Ruckus, Extreme (Rail), Alcatel (Industrial), Enterasys and Moxa.The management of guests and the creation of vouchers via the macmon guest portal has been expanded and is now much more flexible. Administrators can differentiate between time of usage and usage duration and are in the position to extend voucher lifetime quickly. FireEye integration extends connectivity In addition to texting, a SMS can be sent to guests on extension or expiration of their utilisation period. The portal pages can now also be displayed in Spanish and Italian. The site offers an optimised display of details and messages for administrators and guests.The new integration of FireEye enables the receiving and processing of status information of individual endpoints in the network. This way, endpoints that are classified by FireEye as dangerous or infected, are automatically isolated in macmon NAC, accordingly. Integration with other security solutions In macmon NAC, other security products can also be integrated, for example, endpoint security solutions In macmon NAC, other security products can also be integrated, for example, endpoint security solutions, emergency management and firewall / IPS. The company uses its long-standing technology partnerships with well-known manufacturers of security products such as Barracuda, Certex Tenfold, Contechnet, EgoSecure and NCP to promote the knowledge exchange. The open macmon REST API also enables direct connection to any asset management system, identity source or infrastructure component. Customers benefit from these far-reaching opportunities and can optimally combine multi-vendor IT systems. Network security Christian Bücker, Managing Director macmon secure GmbH, said "Over the past few months, our development team has developed significant capabilities that will allow us to further extend our leading position in the dynamic network security market. He adds, “Our customers appreciate macmon NAC because we offer a solution that can handle the existing enterprise infrastructure in a highly dynamic, but also an intelligent way. Network security becomes even easier and more efficient through our permanent in-house development capabilities."