TORONTO and AUSTIN, Texas -- BlueCat Networks and Mirage Networks today announced that the companies have formed an alliance to deliver the strongest DHCP-based network access control (NAC) available.
Through this partnership, BlueCat Networks is adding support for Mirage NAC to its lineup of network appliances. The combined solution will enable customers to cost-effectively authenticate users and control their access to network resources. To ease the delivery of an integrated solution, BlueCat Networks has also joined the Mirage Networks partner program as its first Premier Partner.
A recent Gartner report, states To protect their networks, many network managers are implementing network access control (NAC), based on technologies such as 802.1x and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). This reflection of industry requirements and drivers has spurred the development of this partnership.
Our relationship with Mirage enables us to offer our clients a simple path for deploying NAC and provide access to advanced pre- and post-admission network hygiene capabilities for even greater security, said Rob Farrell, Vice President of Sales for BlueCat Networks. For businesses not yet ready to upgrade switches and other components for 802.1x, this integrated offering can be easily placed into existing heterogeneous networks without disruption to network operations.