The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a cybersecurity framework developed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to enhance cybersecurity practices and protect sensitive information across the defense industrial base. Network Access Control (NAC) plays a vital role in supporting CMMC compliance requirements, as it allows organizations to enhance their network security, enforce access controls, and more.

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Access Control (AC) Domain

NAC solutions are designed to help enforce access control policies by ensuring that only authorized devices and users can connect to the network, reducing the risk of unauthorized access. The Portnox Cloud enables the implementation and on-going enforcement of authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) policies out-of-the-box, so you can always be one step ahead of any risk posed to your network.

Identification & Authentication (IA) Domain

Most NAC tools can provide mechanisms for device and user identification, such as MAC address authentication or certificate-based authentication, which can contribute to meeting the CMMC requirements for strong identification and authentication practices. Portnox delivers a variety of secure authentication methods through our integrations with top IAM tools, our Certificate Authority (CA), secure MAB for IoT, and more.

System and Communications Protection (SC) Domain

Network access control systems aid in network segmentation by isolating different types of resources or sensitive systems. This helps control network traffic, limit lateral movement, and mitigate the impact of a potential security breach. Portnox delivers segmentation capabilities that can factor in device type, user role, device risk, and more. It only takes a few minutes to configure dynamic VLAN assignment capabilities after setting up your instance.

System and Information Integrity (SI) Domain

The Portnox Cloud delivers system and information integrity by enabling organizations to monitor and enforce security policies by continuously scanning devices for compliance, checking for vulnerabilities - ensuring that devices and the network they're connected to remain in a secure state. When a connected endpoint falls out of compliance, Portnox can automatically remediate that device, bringing it back to a healthy, compliant state.

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802.1X: Empowering CMMC compliance with the access control gold standard.

As a robust protocol that provides secure authentication and access management to networks, 802.1X is widely regarded as the gold standard for network access control. The Portnox Cloud has been designed to support any network that leverages 802.1X, giving you unprecedented flexibility, compatibility, and security when it comes to your network.

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