Network Admission Control (NAC) solutions are key to ensuring that only authorized users and devices are granted access to network resources. However, in healthcare and clinical settings, they lack the depth of insight and context required to fully identify all connected IoT and clinical medical devices (IoMT) to appropriately enforce protective security policies for users and device access control.
Why is that? Many IoT and IoMT devices are not designed to be network-managed and as unmanaged devices, NAC systems have extremely limited visibility into the necessary details that inform suitable action. NAC systems also cannot verify these types of devices' software, firmware and other details necessary to accurately enforce access and clinical security policies.