Network Access Control (NAC) technologies have evolved significantly from the early focus on authentication and authorization of managed endpoints to focus on securing BYOD, guest-access, and IoT devices. Leading NAC vendors have improved their technology value proposition with functionalities to support IoT, IIoT and OT devices, granular segmentation, user behaviour monitoring, enhanced visibility, and security automation & orchestration capability for automated threat detection and response.

The key NAC value proposition of providing comprehensive visibility, guest management, BYOD management, and granular policy enforcement remain the key market drivers. Additionally, growing threat landscape due to IoT/IIoT devices is further expanding the market adoption and growth.

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions NAC Market Outlook Research service includes a detailed analysis of the global Network Access Control (NAC) market regarding short-term and long-term growth opportunities, emerging technology trends, market trends, and future market outlook. The study provides competition analysis and ranking of the leading NAC vendors in the form of SPARK Matrix. This research provides strategic information for technology vendors to better understand the market supporting their growth strategies and for users to evaluate different vendors capabilities, competitive differentiation, and its market position.

SPARKTM Matrix: Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ SPARK Matrix provides a snapshot of the market positioning of the key market participants. SPARK Matrix representation provides a visual representation of market participants and provides strategic insights on how each supplier ranks related to their competitors, with respect to various performance parameters based on the category of technology excellence and customer impact. This study includes SPARK Matrix and competition analysis of key vendors including Auconet, Cisco, Extreme Networks, ForeScout, Fortinet (Bradford Networks), Genians, HP Enterprise, Impulse, InfoExpress, NETSHIELD, Portnox, and Pulse Secure.

DataSheet: This research is also available as an Excel Workbook with extended market forecast analysis for 10 years to understand long-term trends of the overall market and its segments.


Table of Contents

Executive Overview

  • NAC Market Overview
  • Key Research Findings

Market Background, Key Market Trends, and Market Drivers

Market Adoption and Deployment Trends

  • Deployment type: On-premise vs SaaS
  • Customer type: SMB vs Large Enterprises

Regional Trends and Forecasts

  • The Americas
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • Asia Pacific

Industry Trends and Forecasts

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Healthcare & Life-sciences
  • Government
  • Education
  • IT & Telecom
  • Energy & Utility Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

Competition Landscape & Analysis

  • Competition Analysis
  • Competitive Factors and Technology Differentiators
  • Leading Vendor Profiles and Analysis
  • SPARK Matrix

Research Methodologies


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