NAC: A solution on a shoe-string ?

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Jul 9th, 2008


I am trying to put forward a NAC solution for our <very> small office - around 30 users. I think NAC's a great solution to enforce a tight security policy, and I want to ensure users connecting to our Data Centre have been properly (de)wormed :)

I am therfore trying to justify "NAC" to my peers, BUT I will need to keep to an ultra tight budget. As far as I can see, the "minimum" NAC solution by Cisco compromises of the following four items :

1) NACMGR-3-K9: Cisco Clean Access Lite Manager for 3 servers

2) NME-NAC-K9: Cisco NAC Network Module for ISR

3) NACNM-50-K9: NAC Network Module Server License -max 50 users

4) NACMGR-3-K9: NAC Appliance 3310

Does this sound right ? Any ideas to reduce the overall cost of NAC would be appreciate. (the cost on this is around £12k which is not feasable for us)

can I slim this ? Help appreciated.

Thank you.


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d.donnelly Thu, 07/10/2008 - 01:02

Hi Matt,

You shouldn't need item number 4 - The NAC Manager Lite is an Appliance (CCA-MGR-LT-K9) and includes licensing, I'm not too familiar with the Network Modules & how the licensing works for them but that brings things to about $8,500 list.




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