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Qualys tool supports access control initiative

Security company Qualys has integrated its Qualysguard on-demand vulnerability management product with the Network Admission Control programme.

Security company Qualys has integrated its Qualysguard on-demand vulnerability management product with the Network Admission Control programme.

Network Access Control is a Cisco-driven industry initiative  which aims to ensure that only authorised devices can connect to a network. Any device that is not running the latest anti-virus update or security patch is denied access or given restricted access.

The tie-up with Qualys will allow users to audit network access without the need for additional software on the device.

Support for Network Access Control has been integrated into the Qualysguard scanner appliance. This allows users to audit hosts and network devices, including PCs, laptops, printers and wireless access points, to identify vulnerabilities and determine whether they are allowed to access the network, Qualys said.

Once an audit is completed and the device is found to be secure, access to the network is granted automatically.

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