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On Martin McKeay’s Podcast re: NAC/SNF

Our online MobCast featuring Martin McKeay, Mike Rothman, Richard Stiennon, Alan Shimel and I regarding our on-going debate regarding NAC and SNF was almost a DNF when we discovered that SkypeCast sucked beyond compare (we jumped to "regular skype") and then Martin’s recording software decided to dedicate its compute cycles to the SETI project rather than record us.

Many thanks to the esteemed Mr. Stiennon who was luckily committing a felony by recording us all without disclosure. 😉  See, there’s a good side to all that government training. 😉

At any rate, we had a lively debate that needed to go on for about an hour more because (surprise!) we didn’t actually resolve anything — other than the two analysts were late to the call (surprise #2) and the two vendors were loud and obnoxious (not really a surprise.)

It was a great session that got passionately elevated across multiple elements of the discussion.  What we really recognized was that the definition of and expectations from NAC are wildly differing across the board; from the analyst to the vendor to the customer.

Take a listen when Martin posts it and let us know if we should have a second session.  I believe it will show up here:



  1. August 11th, 2006 at 04:06 | #1

    The only problem was, the guy who was supposed to be representing the customer never got a word in edgewise around all those vendors and analysts. I guess that shouldn't be much of a surprise after all. Luckily, I'll be doing the editing and can put in comments where ever I feel like. Feel the power!

  2. August 11th, 2006 at 06:06 | #2

    The Daily Incite – August 11, 2006

    August 11, 2006 Good Morning: Friday, friday, friday. This week felt pretty long to me, but I suspect not to the security industry that seems to be on vacation this week. It really is the dog days of August. Of course, the new airline security rules

  3. November 29th, 2006 at 03:33 | #3

    IDS is dead, NAC doesn't work…long live UTM? Welcome Back to the Vendor Cesspool, Mr. Stiennon…

    I smell blood. This will be a very fun next couple of months. Why? In case you haven't heard, Richard Stiennon has announced that after his provoking and inciteful rant (sorry, Mike) against Check Point, Ken Xie from Fortinet wooed

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