Massachusetts Housing Department chooses Mirage Networks for agentless NAC

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

May 16, 2007

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Mirage Networks®, Inc., developer of award-winning Network Access Control (NAC) technology, announced today the Department of Housing and Community Development of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (DHCD) has chosen Mirage Endpoint Control to protect its network from threats and policy violations which can negatively impact operational cost and productivity.

"We needed a NAC solution, but after months of reading and researching I learned that most solutions are too difficult to implement, require too many resources and cost more than I could afford," said John Kupchaunis, Director of Information Technology for the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. "Then I was introduced to Mirage Networks. They had an easy to implement, easy to manage, agentless solution that was at a price point within my budget."

The Mirage Endpoint Control solution monitors all network devices both before and after users attempt to log onto the network, combining pre-admission authentication and compliance checks with post-admission behavioral monitoring. The process delivers a comprehensive, full-cycle NAC solution.

"We have always prided ourselves in running a clean and compliant network. We were wrong. After plugging the Mirage NAC device into the network, it immediately found numerous policy violations. This included rogue Web servers, unauthorized access points, and unknown devices," continued Kupchaunis. "For the next few weeks, we remedied the policy violations and let the Mirage device learn our network. We then put the device into compliance mode. Now any time a rogue device is plugged in, the administrator is immediately notified and the device is segregated to a restricted Web server. The Mirage Networks device is as easy and secure as I hoped, improving our network uptime and giving us a true sense of network security."

"Mirage offers government and public institutions like DHCD a new level of network security and the easiest NAC deployment in the industry," said Greg Stock, president and CEO, Mirage Networks. "We're excited to be working with DHCD to realize their high standards of policy compliance and threat deterrence."

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