Survey: NAC backlash growing

Network Access Control technologies may be waning as a priority for businesses because decision makers worry that the technology isn’t quite baked yet, according to a study by TheInfoPro.”People are taking it off their books for the next 12 months and waiting for it to mature,” says Bill Trussell, managing director of networking for the analyst firm. Research to be published this month says that of 126 network professionals, 37 per cent say it is very likely or extremely likely they will decide to develop or implement a NAC policy initiative in the next 12 months, down 17 per cent from earlier last year.

About half of the respondents came from businesses with greater than US$1.4 billion in revenues and the other half from businesses making $300 million to $1.4 billion.

The survey was done in two groups, one last spring and one last fall. From the spring

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