MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Vernier Networks, the leading supplier of award-winning Network Access Control (NAC) appliances, today expanded its EdgeWall family with the introduction of the EdgeWall 8100. The new appliance offers mid-sized enterprises and branch offices endpoint compliance enforcement, identity-based access control, real-time threat protection and enterprise-wide visibility and control at a price point unmatched in todays market.
EdgeWall 8100 provides full NAC functionality in an affordable, 1U form factor, making it ideally suited for organizations that have historically found NAC too complex and costly. Moreover, EdgeWall 8100 is ideally suited for deployment in mid-size enterprises and branch offices since it requires no client software installation, no switch upgrades, no constant VLAN renumbering, and no changes to authentication systems. The appliance extends Verniers family of inline NAC options for any network size or deployment, from branch office to wiring closet to network-switching core.
Comprehensive NAC strategies are essential for organizations of all sizes, said Chris Christiansen, program vice president for IDC's Security Products and Services. EdgeWall 8100 is a logical extension to Verniers line of NAC products, and it is well-suited to branch office deployments and to the education, healthcare, public service and utility sectors, which have unique requirements for protecting their unmanaged devices.