Trustwave buys NAC vendor Mirage

NAC will be deployed on same hardware with IPS and other security applications

Managed security provider Trustwave has bought up independent NAC vendor Mirage Networks and will add NAC to the list of services Trustwave provides.

Managed security provider Trustwave has bought up independent network access control vendor Mirage Networks and will add NAC to the list of services Trustwave provides.

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Initially the company will support NAC by installing Mirage NAC appliances at customer sites and managing them remotely, the company says. Over time, the Mirage technology will be integrated into Trustwave's managed security platform, a unified threat management device that already supports intrusion detection and prevention, antivirus software, e-mail security and firewalling.

Before it was bought, Mirage made about 30% of its revenues from delivering managed NAC services, says Greg Stock, former CEO of Mirage who is staying on at Trustwave as general manager of its security services. The company had an agreement with Security on Demand to provide a NAC service using Mirage gear.

Trustwave says it had been getting customer requests for managed NAC services but had no formal program for delivering them.

Both companies are privately held, and they did not disclose the purchase price.

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