Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cisco NAC Appliance 4.5 Released

The time has come.... 4.5 is here

It can be downloaded here! (Require Valid Smartnet Contract)

As with all NAC releases, be sure to read the RELEASE NOTES before upgrading!

CAM/CAS Configuration Guides:
Bottom line is that 4.5 brings way too many features to list. That is why the release notes will help!

Looks for future posts on new features and benefits!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Configuration Example - Wireless Out Of Band - New NAC 4.5 Feature

The following is a configuration guide that was posted to explain how to configure NAC 4.5 with Wireless LAN Controller 5.1 for NAC Wireless OOB support.

NAC Out-Of-Band (OOB) Wireless Configuration Example

Wireless OOB is a feature we all have been waiting for. Some of the great benefits that I see are:

- No need for a second Clean Access Server(CAS) just for wireless. If you are a smaller organization wireless and wired can be performed on a single CAS.
- Bandwidth benefits for larger wireless infrastructures. With 10Gbps network backbones and large central wireless deployments(lots of clients), having a OOB wireless deployment is a no brainer.

This is one of a few great features coming out with NAC release 4.5.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Coming Soon - Cisco NAC Release 4.5

Cisco is preparing for NAC Release 4.5 which will include great features like Wireless OOB, Mac Posture Assessment Support and CAM import/export of policies.

The first piece of documentation has been published:

Cisco NAC Appliance Release 4.5 - Video Data Sheet

Keep a lookout for posting on all the new features and when the download becomes available.