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How to Install Symantec Network Access Control

Created: 19 Jan 2012 • Updated: 19 Jan 2012 | 6 comments
Mithun Sanghavi's picture
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Symantec Network Access Control ensures that a company's client computers are compliant with the company's security policies before the computers are allowed to access the network. Symantec Network Access Control uses a Host Integrity Policy and an optional Symantec Enforcer to discover and evaluate which computers are compliant.

Components of Symantec Network Access Control

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (with SQL Database )
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection client orSymantec Network Access Control client
  • NAC Enforcer (optional)

NACEnforcement Options

The available enforcement options in Symantec Network Access Control are:

  • Self Enforcement
  • Symantec Enforcer Appliances
  • Symantec NAC Integrated Enforcer for Microsoft DHCP Servers
  • Symantec NAC Integrated Enforcer for Microsoft Network Access Protection
  • Universal enforcement API
  • Enforcement by using Cisco NAC


Enforcement is done by the (SNAC) Client itself. No Enforcer hardware is required. Self enforcement by the SEP client firewall has no effect on the systems without SEP clients in the network.

With Self Enforcement, the client can quarantine its system if it falls out of compliance. Quarantine policies have to be defined on SEPM. The client can quarantine itself by switching to a quarantine firewall policy, a Firewall that restricts access to specific IP addresses or segments.

This allows for rapid deployment of basic endpoint security. No network-level systems or configuration is needed.

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Srikanth_Subra's picture

Thanks for the information...

Thanks & Regards,


"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

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ajhay.siingh's picture

Thanks Mithun, for this valualbe details and steps for insalling SNAC.

Ajay Singh



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Dushan Gomez's picture

Many thanks for this guide.

Dushan Gomez
IT Manager
VCP 4 and 5 | MCITP Exchange Server | MCTS SharePoint Server | MCP Windows XP

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John Santana's picture

thank you for sharing !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional


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csotoc's picture


Is it possible to install SNAC with proprietary database?


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Dushan Gomez's picture

do you mean buildin Symantec enterprise database ?

Dushan Gomez
IT Manager
VCP 4 and 5 | MCITP Exchange Server | MCTS SharePoint Server | MCP Windows XP

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