Extreme Access Control is a complete standards-based, multi-vendor interoperable pre-connect and post-connect solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using Extreme Access appliances and/or Extreme Access Virtual Appliance with Extreme Control management configuration and reporting software, hospital IT administrators can deploy a leading-edge solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time. Extreme Access Control is tightly integrated with the Extreme Networks Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Extreme Networks Security Information and Event Manager (SIEM) to deliver best-in-class post-connect access control.
The Extreme Access Control advantage is usage-oriented visibility and control over medical devices, individual users, and applications. Extreme Access Control protects existing infrastructure investments since it does not require the deployment of new switching hardware or that agents be installed on all end systems. Extreme Access Control performs device type, multi-user, multi-method authentication, vulnerability assessment and assisted remediation. It offers the flexibility to choose whether or not to re-strict access for guests, contractors, or clinicians to public Internet services only—and how to handle authenticated internal users/devices that do not pass the security posture assessment. Healthcare organizations have the flexibility to balance user productivity and security. The Extreme Access Control assessment warning capability alerts users that they need to upgrade their system but can allow a grace period before they are quarantined.