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 ?
Novell ZENworks Network Access Control is available for a list price of $40 per managed device.
ForeScout's clientless network access control (NAC) and regulatory compliance solutions enable customers to implement and enforce network access policies on both managed and unmanaged devices in both a pre and post connect mode to gain complete control over network security without disrupting end- user productivity.
We have been experiencing a steady increase in demand for ForeScout's network access control solution," said Nic Alicandri, director of sales at CipherTechs.
1x industry standard components to deliver the benefits of network access control today and provide a roadmap for future 802.
Vernier Networks delivers the industry's leading Network Access Control products that are designed to ensure network compliance.
By combining Lockdown Networks' Network Access Control (NAC) solutions with Network Access Protection, customers can enhance the accuracy and power of Network Access Protection decision-making through detailed knowledge of end-station device health and network-based enforcement.
The Network Access Control in Action series will highlight the experiences of leading-edge institutions.
Unlike existing network access control solutions, Insightix NAC simplifies the implementation of network access controls.
May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ForeScout Technologies, the leader in clientless network access control (NAC) and intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that it has signed a value added reseller (VAR) agreement with FishNet Security, a leading information security solutions provider.
It monitors security breaches and network-usage policies, then adjusts network access control rules to eliminate them.
March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ForeScout Technologies, a leading provider of clientless Network Access Control (NAC) and intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) Program.
0 network access control appliance, which is the first to deliver true application-level access control.