authentication

(redirected from Network Access Control)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

authentication

Biometrics
The use of a personal feature—e.g., face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator—to verify a person’s identity, and restrict access to private information to authorised persons.

Informatics
Confirmation of a user's identity, generally through a user name and password.

authentication

Biometrics The use of a personal feature, eg, face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator to verify a person's identity, and restrict access to information to authorized persons; confirmation of a user's identity, generally through user name and password or biometric characteristics. See Biometrics. Cf Authorization.

au·then·ti·ca·tion

(aw-thenti-kāshŭn)
Protocol to confirm the identify someone logged onto a computer.

authentication

(o-then″ti-kā′shŏn)
In an electronic health record or other computer system, a security mechanism (such as a digital signature) that provides for a unique means of identifying a system user.
References in periodicals archive ?
is the leading provider of Network Access Control (NAC) solutions that ensure all users and devices on the network comply with security and IT policies.
With EdgeWall 8800, organizations can see real-time security breaches and malware introductions occurring on their network, act immediately to stop the threats and adjust network access control policies to completely eliminate future threats to networks.
Free to registered RSA Conference attendees, the session will offer four interactive mini-workshops to allow users to set up and enable various applications for trusted PCs with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM); to deploy network access control using products and services from a variety of vendors based on the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) architecture; and to learn how to protect data and content using trusted storage concepts and capabilities.
Demonstrations will show a number of capabilities, including protection against network intrusion, ability to quarantine and remediate clients, and endpoint-integrity authentication, all based on the Trusted Network Connect architecture for network access control.
In Booth #2643, TCG demonstrations include protection against network intrusion, ability to quarantine and remediate clients, and endpoint integrity authentication, all based on the TNC architecture for network access control.
Kaj Gronholm, vice president of network access control for TippingPoint, will participate in a panel on network access control titled "Emerging Solutions in Enterprise IAM: The Amazing NAC Race.
Wave's EMBASSY[R] Endpoint Enforcer (EEE) is an open, standards-based network security solution designed to work with many network access control solutions.
Mirage Networks is a leading developer of patented, award-winning network access control (NAC) solutions.
Mirage Networks is a key player in network access control.
Unrivaled Seven-Point Identity Match and Role-Based Policy Enforcement Highlight New Bradford Networks Network Access Control Offering
Bradford Networks, a leading provider of comprehensive network access control (NAC) solutions, announced today a new product family that gives enterprise network managers the power and flexibility necessary to deploy user-centric, network-based access control.