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Created: 07 Sep 2010 • Updated: 08 Oct 2010 | 7 comments
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How is SNAC diffrent from Windows NAC?

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Mudit Kumar's picture

Here is an article that explain what SNAC is

Title: 'What is Symantec Network Access Control?'
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Windows Network Access Protection

Windows Network Access Protection (NAP) is a new platform and solution that controls access to network resources based on a client computer’s identity and compliance with corporate governance policy. NAP allows network administrators to define granular levels of network access based on who a client is, the groups to which the client belongs, and the degree to which that client is compliant with corporate governance policy. If a client is not compliant, NAP provides a mechanism to automatically bring the client back into compliance and then dynamically increase its level of network access.

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Mudit Kumar

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

Check this article

Vikram Kumar

Symantec Consultant

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John Perez's picture

Guy  the question was not what  is NAC or SNAC , it was how they are different ?

Ted G.'s picture

One has the word "Symantec" in front of it and the other doesn't? Other than that, I think they are virtually the same thing.

sandra.g's picture

Yep, I think Mudit pretty much already answered this.  We can give you more information on SNAC.  Microsoft can provide more information on Windows NAC.  You can then compare and contrast.


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Enterprise Security, Mobility, and Management - Endpoint Protection

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P_K_'s picture

John Both are Network Access Control Application and both  have different features set. It is difficult to  find or provide  the difference between the two.In the market today we have Avenda eTIPS, Enterasys NAC, HP ProCurve Identity Driven Manager, Juniper UAC, and to a lesser extent, Microsoft NAP and Symantec NAC.

If you have any Question about the Windows NAP , you can check  the

Network Access Protection FAQ

If there are any specific question regarding  SNAC, post the question we would try to answer them. Mudit and Vikram  have  already given you basic of SNAC

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The pdf has comparision of 29 NAC products accept the MS NAP :)

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John Perez's picture

Thanks guys for  your input, I think i need to do some home work at my end,