Network Access Control (NAC) solution

Keep unauthorized users and devices outside of your business network.

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What is Network Access Control (NAC)?

NAC comprises a series of security solutions that expand network visibility and access management via device and user policies. The purpose of NAC is to protect all reaches of corporate networks.

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Why is NAC important for business?

Improved security

Network Access Control solutions authenticate users and devices across various platforms, from cloud tools to physical sites like IoT devices (e.g., printers, servers). By doing so, it not only provides a secure access point but also enables monitoring. If unauthorized access is attempted based on the predefined rules set by the admin, timely action can be taken to mitigate cyber threats.

Increased visibility

It's not just about users. NAC offers a comprehensive view of devices ranging from personal gadgets to specific business equipment. With this enhanced perspective, you can swiftly identify which devices are authorized, those with limited access, and even those nearing their end of the lifecycle. Through NAC, businesses gain an invaluable inventory of both users and their associated devices.

Regulatory compliance

As regulatory bodies place greater emphasis on the protection of client information, NAC emerges as a pivotal ally. It not only bolsters security but also aligns seamlessly with stringent regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS. This ensures businesses are both guarding sensitive data and showcasing compliance with essential external standards. Through NAC, companies can cultivate trust and considerably reduce the risks tied to potential data breaches.


Ensuring controlled access for a safer network

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Control access for a hybrid workforce

Modern teams require seamless and secure access to critical work tools and information, whether at the company headquarters or working remotely from various parts of the world. NAC ensures that your team stays connected safely, allowing for flexible remote work without compromising security.

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Regulate third-party access: partners, vendors & others

In today's interconnected business landscape, collaborating with external partners is unavoidable. Network Access Control solutions ensure that these partners access only the necessary tools and data, enabling efficient collaboration without posing unnecessary risks to your network.

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Manage access for short-term contractors & freelancers

The growing trend of project-based hiring means more temporary team members. With NAC, you can guarantee that these professionals only access resources relevant to their tasks. This approach balances the flexibility of short-term collaboration with the imperative of network security.


NordLayer's multi-layered NAC approach

With NordLayer, you're not just getting a singular solution. You're gaining a multifaceted toolkit, designed to layer upon each other for advanced Network Access Control. Embrace the strength of stacking multiple access control options for optimal network security.

NordLayer provides robust control based on user identity. Not only does it integrate seamlessly with major identity management platforms like Google Workspace, Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, and JumpCloud for secure user management, but it also facilitates:

  • Network Segmentation: Decide which members and teams can or cannot access the network.
  • Authorized Access: With Single Sign-On (SSO), biometric authentification, and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), ensure that only the right people are accessing the network.


Build your own NAC solution with our features

Our NAC features can help your IT admins build comprehensive access policies ideally suited to your organization.



Biometric authentication

Dedicated IP

Network segmentation

Smart Remote Access

Jailbroken device detection

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Frequently asked questions

Businesses should adopt a NAC solution to safeguard their network security infrastructure against cyber attacks from malicious users and infiltration from rogue agents and malware. NAC solutions assist in flagging any unauthorized access attempts or perimeter breaches so admins can deal with them immediately.