Genians Named a Representative Vendor in the May 2020 Gartner Market Guide for Network Access Control

North Andover, Mass. – May 21, 2020 – Genians, an industry leader of Next-Generation Network Access Control (NAC) solutions for the IoT era, announced today that it has been named once again a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s May 2020 Market Guide for Network Access Control. According to the report, “network access control vendors are expanding offerings to adjacent markets; however, most clients implement NAC for the most common use cases. Security and risk management leaders must focus on the basics of NAC implementations before moving to adjacent use cases to achieve success.”

As Gartner points out, “Most organizations interested in network access control (NAC) are looking to establish the security of devices and users accessing the network, driven primarily by audit findings and to some degree a zero-trust network security strategy.” NAC works as a foundation for cybersecurity at the access layer. It also provides a segue for zero-trust security and other advanced cybersecurity initiatives.

“In reality, we still need to control a multitude of legacy devices and systems apart from these advanced initiatives. So we must have the capability to see all kinds of access activities in heterogeneous network environments from legacy to cloud. We can then achieve better control. Depending on static endpoint data from switches, controllers, and access points alone is too risky, as various types of devices move quickly on and off the network. We therefore need a dedicated sensor to identify, classify, and control all connected devices in real-time, without worrying about causing potential performance issues,” notes Kyeyeon Kim, Co-founder/CTO, Genians.

“For that matter,” Kim added, “Genians Device Platform Intelligence (DPI) empowered by non-disruptive network sensing technology has transformed the network visibility paradigm, since it provides the most accurate device platform name correlated with contextual access information (Who, What, Where, When, How), business context (e.g. EOL, EOS, Manufacturer Info), and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), all without disturbing operations. Without this intelligence, security solutions are unable to help organizations achieve the level of critical detail needed to properly control their environments. That’s why we have been experiencing such high demand for DPI from many organizations, including other cybersecurity vendors.”

“Among its key features, Genians is capable of delivering next-gen NAC capabilities for various deployment formats, such as on-prem, cloud-managed, and as-a-service. This allows us to conveniently share our proven technology and experience with any sized organization from Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to larger enterprises during this unprecedented time. Team Genians continuously works with over 1,600 customers and partners around the world to secure our networks and support our ‘new normal’ more productively and safely,” says Genians’ CEO Dong-Bum Lee.

Genians next-gen NAC can be delivered in all-in-one solutions that encompass both IT security and operations management seamlessly.

Gartner “Market Guide for Network Access Control,” John Watts, et al, 12 May 2020 (Gartner subscription required)

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About Genians

Genians (KOSDAQ: 263860) provides the industry’s leading Network Access Control solution, which helps maintain full visibility and control of all your network assets and ensures they are operating at the highest levels of security and compliance. Genians secures millions of various endpoints in organizations of all sizes and industries, including global Fortune 500 companies, the government, the military, energy, finance, healthcare, education, and more. Genians keeps working to build a better security culture in the connected world by teaming up with community and industry leaders around the world.

Why NAC? Why Genians?

Frost & Sullivan’s “Global Network Access Control Market, Forecast to 2024” indicates that Network Access Control (NAC) has become an important element in the development of Zero Trust Networks (ZTN) as it provides visibility, monitoring, and control at the network access layer.

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