Driven by the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, industry, and infrastructure, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions have revised the market forecast estimates for all the technology market. The global economy, along with industries, is facing significant challenges and are expected to post negative growth. Considering the impact of Covid-19 and analyzing market pulse to gauge short-term and long-term market opportunities, Quadrant research has made a major revision of the market forecast estimates for the global NAC market. Despite the economic recession and negative impact on technology investments, the NAC market continues to grow in the year 2020 driven by the increasing frequency of cybersecurity attacks. However, the forecasted growth rate for the year 2020 is significantly lower than our last year forecast for the same year. Quadrant analysts believe that from the year 2021 onwards, the technology investments will rise again mainly driven by the pent-up demand and economic recovery for the key market across industry sectors.

NAC technologies are transforming to accommodate digital transformation trends across enterprises, industries, and infrastructure sectors. Modern NAC solution offers comprehensive visibility across BYOD, WYOD, IoT, industrial IoT, and OT devices to implement granular access policies. NAC technologies are evolving to support hybrid IT infrastructure and offer enhanced bi-directional integration with a wide range of security, networking, and analytics tools. Modern NAC solutions are offering enhanced capabilities for security automation and orchestration to improve efficiencies of the threat remediation process. As part of the long-term roadmap, several NAC vendors are developing functionalities as per Zero Trust network security principles to further enhanced security measures for application and data security.

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions Network Access Control research includes detailed competition analysis and vendor evaluation with the proprietary SPARK Matrix analysis. SPARK Matrix includes ranking and positioning of leading vendors with a global impact. The positioning is based on the vendors’ performance in various performance parameters on the categories of Technology Excellence and Customer Impact. The NAC SPARK Matrix includes analysis of the leading vendors, including Auconet, Cisco, Extreme Networks, Forescout, Fortinet, Genians, HP Enterprise, Impulse, InfoExpress, Netshield, Portnox, and Pulse Secure.


Table of Contents

Executive Overview

  • Key Research Findings

Market Overview, Key Trends, and Market Drivers

Market Adoption and Deployment Trends

Key Market Drivers and Trends

Competition Landscape and Analysis 

SPARK Matrix™: Network Access Control Market

Vendors Profile

Research Methodologies

Network Access Control research is a part of Quadrant’s Security & Risk Management practice.


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