Trustwave, a provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organisations throughout the world, has acquired Mirage Networks, developers of patented, full-cycle Network Access Control (NAC) technology. The terms of the deal are confidential.
A common use for network access control technology is to prevent devices from entering a network that could introduce viruses and malware. Mirage Networks' NAC technology controls access to a network through the use of policies, including pre-admission endpoint security policy checks and post-admission controls that govern where users and devices can travel on a network and the functions they are able to perform. Mirage Networks' NAC technology can quickly detect and isolate an unauthorised device or policy violation, including zero-day attacks, without disrupting the network and its other end-points and provide self-remediation capabilities. It requires no agent software, deploys virtually inline and works in any network environment.
Mirage Networks' NAC technology will be part of Trustwave’s managed security services, which include UTM, IDS/IPS, secure e-mail, network security monitoring, vulnerability scanning, log monitoring and more.
“Mirage Networks' NAC technology and expertise in endpoint compliance and behavioral policy enforcement will complement our current suite of security services,” says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. “Malware that circumvents traditional security measures or results from insider abuse of network access is stopped with Mirage Networks' patented NAC technology. More and more we are seeing a need for NAC among our customers and we’re excited to offer this solution to our customers.”
“Our research shows that managed security services are picking up steam as enterprises look for ways to reduce costs without compromising security," says Paul Roberts, Senior Analyst for Enterprise Security at The 451 Group. “Managed NAC is the next stage in this evolution, offering enterprises ease of deployment and predictable costs. Mirage Networks was one of the first companies to realize this. The combination of Trustwave's managed services platform with Mirage Networks' expertise in managed NAC deployments and post admission security screening puts Trustwave at the forefront of MSSPs offering managed NAC, and make it a formidable competitor in what promises to be a hotly contested space."
“We’ve built Mirage Networks into the leading NAC provider, offering patented technology that delivers the most advanced approach to securing business networks around the world. By becoming part of Trustwave – a global data security and compliance leader – we will be able to offer our NAC solutions as part of one of the most recognized trust brands on the market,” says Greg Stock, former Mirage Networks president and CEO, who will become Trustwave’s general manager of security services.