edgewall adaptive network access control

The Industry's First and only Inline NAC

The EdgeWall® System is the industry's first and only Inline Adaptive Network Access Control appliance that manages all traffic on a packet by packet basis. What makes an EdgeWall® System Adaptive? It works with any equipment already on the network. It does not need to interact with switches to change vlans, and it does not need to use special protocols for new equipment, giving you the flexibility you need to handle every scenario.

Highest Level Of Control

From total quarantine to update reminders, it’s up to you!

The EdgeWall®NAC solutions provide the best granularity in the industry. What do we mean by granularity? We mean control down to every minute detail!

With each device that connects to the network, the EdgeWall® System establishes a security perimeter, answering the need-to-know questions: Who? What? When? Where? How? It also scans and determines device health (viruses, malware, updates) prior to allowing access to resources. With an extensive range of features, your administrators have the tools they need to enforce every policy your company desires. From total quarantine of any device to gentle reminders of missing updates. The EdgeWall® System can help you protect your network from any potential threats on your network.

The Control Server

Centralized Monitoring, Reporting, and Management

At the heart of the EdgeWall®System solution is the Control Server, a centralized resource on the network that provides services to the connected Enforcement Appliances such as authentication management, mobility management (roaming support), policy management, and system monitoring and reporting. This server provides central management for Enforcement Units allowing you to deploy units across large networks without increasing management load. The Control Server is deployed as a dedicated control function and does not sit in the user data path.

A second Control Server can be deployed in a redundant High Availability configuration to support stateful failover. All network logins will be verified by the control server, ensuring your credentials are accepted by all enforcement units. This allows you to roam across your network while maintaining a consistent secure presence.


Enforces Who, What, Where, When, and How!

Policies are only words on paper, until they're put into action.

The Enforcement Appliance is designed to execute your policies, checking to make sure a device is updated to your organization's baseline requirement before it is allowed on the network. Sitting inline with your users, the enforcement appliance monitors every packet crossing your network.

The Enforcement Appliance has an unprecedented level of customization. When connecting to your network, the EdgeWall® System determines who is connecting, from what device, is this an allowed period of time, where the device attached to the network, and how. The EdgeWall®System doesn’t leave anything to chance.

The EdgeWall® Enforcement Appliance also support high availability for your network. When paired with a second Enforcement Appliance and switches capable of utilizing spanning tree, a single failure on your network improves your reliability.

Agent Optional: BYOD with ease

Scan Health of Any Device!

The Endpoint Informer is an optional agent that can either be downloaded from the EdgeWall®Systems from a hosted page, and can be run without an administrative privileges. These dissolvable agents provide an opportunity to check the health on new or strange devices.

One challenge with Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) environments has been the ability to enforce security policies on devices your company has no control over. Endpoint Informer helps break down these challenges. Endpoint Informer comes preconfigured to accept instructions from the enforcement appliances on your specific security policies. As soon as health is established and access is granted, the agent can simply be moved to the trash or left for future use. Your security policies are never stored on the endpoint ensuring criteria remains secure.

Reduce Staff Load

Empower your administrator and user with a customized experience.

Landing pages on an EdgeWall®System are all completely customizable and adaptive. Login pages, Stop pages, and even Error pages, can each be customized using simple HTML. Here are just a few of the ways customers have used these pages.


A customer concerned with inconsistent branding used css and html to customize their login pages to match their company's look and feel, including logos, fonts, and color schemes.

Many customers have utilized Stop Pages to provide explanations such as unauthorized access to a server, a company wide announcement or current coupons to customers. These pages can be used to redirect clients to different resources, or used to collect information on free guest wifi. The options are endless.

Utilizing adaptive error pages, administrators can inform their users and staff exactly what is wrong and steps to remediate the issue, which reduces calls that need to be made to the help desk. These pages can be customized with anything from detailed instructions, to simple messages on how to contact an administrator. The power is yours.


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