Cisco NAC Appliance: Enforcing Host Security with Clean Access

Cisco NAC Appliance: Enforcing Host Security with Clean Access

by Jamey Heary, Jerry Lin, Chad Sullivan, Alok Agrawal
     
 

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Cisco NAC Appliance

Enforcing Host Security with Clean Access

 

Authenticate, inspect, remediate, and authorize end-point devices using Cisco NAC Appliance

 

Jamey Heary, CCIE® No. 7680

Contributing authors: Jerry Lin, CCIE No. 6469,

Chad Sullivan, CCIE No. 6493, and Alok

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Cisco NAC Appliance

Enforcing Host Security with Clean Access

 

Authenticate, inspect, remediate, and authorize end-point devices using Cisco NAC Appliance

 

Jamey Heary, CCIE® No. 7680

Contributing authors: Jerry Lin, CCIE No. 6469,

Chad Sullivan, CCIE No. 6493, and Alok Agrawal

 

With today's security challenges and threats growing more sophisticated, perimeter defense alone is no longer sufficient. Few organizations are closed entities with well-defined security perimeters, which has led to the creation of perimeterless networks with ubiquitous access. Organizations need to have internal security systems that are more comprehensive, pervasive, and tightly integrated than in the past.

 

Cisco® Network Admission Control (NAC) Appliance, formerly known as Cisco Clean Access, provides a powerful host security policy inspection, enforcement, and remediation solution that is designed to meet these new challenges. Cisco NAC Appliance allows you to enforce host security policies on all hosts (managed and unmanaged) as they enter the interior of the network, regardless of their access method, ownership, device type, application set, or operating system. Cisco NAC Appliance provides proactive protection at the network entry point.

 

Cisco NAC Appliance provides you with all the information needed to understand, design, configure, deploy, and troubleshoot the Cisco NAC Appliance solution. You will learn about all aspects of the NAC Appliance solution including configuration and best practices for design, implementation, troubleshooting, and creating a host security policy.

 

Jamey Heary, CCIE® No. 7680, is a security consulting systems engineer at Cisco, where he works with its largest customers in the northwest United States. Jamey joined Cisco in 2000 and currently leads its Western Security Asset team and is a field advisor for its U.S. Security Virtual team. His areas of expertise include network and host security design and implementation, security regulatory compliance, and routing and switching. His other certifications include CISSP, CCSP®, and Microsoft MCSE. He is also a Certified HIPAA Security Professional. He has been working in the IT field for 13 years and in IT security for 9 years.

 

  • Understand why network attacks and intellectual property losses can originate from internal network hosts
  • Examine different NAC Appliance design options
  • Build host security policies and assign the appropriate network access privileges for various user roles
  • Streamline the enforcement of existing security policies with the concrete measures NAC Appliance can provide
  • Set up and configure the NAC Appliance solution
  • Learn best practices for the deployment of NAC Appliance
  • Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot the Cisco NAC Appliance solution

 

This security book is part of the Cisco Press® Networking Technology Series. Security titles from Cisco Press help networking professionals secure critical data and resources, prevent and mitigate network attacks, and build end-to-end self-defending networks.

 

Category: Cisco Press–Security

Covers: End-Point Security

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132796798
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/20/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
File size:
22 MB
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Meet the Author

About the Author

Jamey Heary, CCIE No. 7680, is currently a security consulting systems engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc., and works with its largest customers in the Northwest United States. Jamey joined Cisco in 2000. He currently leads its Western Security Asset team and is a field advisor for the U.S. Security Virtual team. Prior to working at Cisco, he worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service as a network consultant and project leader. Before that he was the lead network and security engineer for a financial firm whose network carries approximately 12 percent of the global equities trading volume worldwide. His areas of expertise include network and host security design and implementation, security regulatory compliance, and routing and switching. His other certifications include CISSP, CCSP, and Microsoft MCSE. He is also a Certified HIPAA Security Professional. He has been working in the IT field for 13 years and in IT security for 9 years. He has a BS from St. Lawrence University.

 

About the Contributing Authors

Jerry Lin, CCIE No. 6469, is a consulting systems engineer for Cisco and is based in southern California. He specializes in security best practices. Jerry has worked with a variety of Cisco enterprise customers in areas such as software development, local government agencies, K—12 and universities, high tech manufacturing, retail, and health care, as well as managed web-hosting service provider customers. He holds his CCIE in routing and switching as well as in CCDP and CISSP. Jerry has been working in the IT industry for the past 12 years. During the late 1990s, he worked as a technical instructor. Jerry earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

 

Chad Sullivan, CCIE No. 6493 (Security, Routing and Switching, SNA/IP), CISSP, CHSP, is a senior security engineer and owner of Priveon, Inc., which provides leading security solutions to customers globally. Prior to starting Priveon, Chad worked as a security consulting systems engineer at Cisco. Chad is recognized within the industry as one of the leading implementers of the Cisco Security Agent product and is the author of both Cisco Press books dedicated to the Cisco Security Agent.

 

Alok Agrawal is the technical marketing manager for the Cisco NAC Appliance (Clean Access) product. He leads the technical marketing team developing technical concepts and solutions and driving future product architecture and features. He works with the Cisco sales and partner community to scale the adoption of the NAC Appliance product line globally. Prior to joining the Cisco Security Technology Group, he worked in the switching team of the Cisco Technical Assistance Center. He has a strong background in routing and switching and host security design and implementation. Alok holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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