Network Access Control Solution
Posted on 2008-10-08
I have done much research on Network Access Control (NAC) and will now ask the experts for their thoughts on how to help me in the way I would like to see NAC handled on my network.
Preventing unauthorised "anythings" from:
1. Getting an IP address from my DHCP server, Period.
2. Ensuring those users with enough smarts to add (an IP they found not in use) to their "anything" not being able to communicate to the network as it has not been authorised by the "gateway NAC Server" by the MAC being added by IT STaff.
Being "authorised" to me would mean the device would have its MAC added to a "list" and referenced or an agent installed on the workstations which poses an issue for printers, scanners and other misc legit devices.
My basic thinking would have been to
1. Add reservations using known MAC's
2. Add the rest of the IP's not in use to a Windows Box TCP/IP thus making them "in use" ??
A DHCP exclusion range would not stop a device connecting that had put in valid IP details.
Does anyone know of open source or commecial software that fits this bill? or a method?