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Cloud-Native TACACS+: Modern Network Device Administration

What is TACACS+?

TACACS+ is a remote authentication protocol that allows a remote access server to communicate with an authentication server in order to validate a user’s access to a network device such as a wireless access point or wired switch (i.e. network device administration).

Cloud-Native TACACS+ by Portnox

Portnox TACACS+-as-a-Service is the first and only cloud-native solution for network device administration – authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA). TACACS+ by Portnox enables organizations to maintain transparent and secure administration of network devices by centralizing user authentication, access control policy enforcement, activity audit trails, and more – all from the cloud.

Authentication for Network Devices

Strengthen network device administration and improve organizational efficiency by authenticating users via Open LDAP, or Active Directory integration. Portnox supports Azure AD, Google Workspace, Microsoft AD, and OKTA.

Authorization & Access Control

Easily enforce network device access control policies that limit configuration changes to maintain administrative security. Dictate privilege levels, allowed services, the use of specific autocommands, custom attributes, and more.

Audit Trails & Accounting

Track user activity and attributes across network devices such as identities, start and stop times, executed commands, packet transfers, and much more to help maintain administrative transparency and streamline security audits.

Key TACACS+ Features from Portnox

System ArchitectureAuthentication MethodsAuthorization PoliciesAccounting RecordsIntegrations
Cloud-nativeAzure ADPrivilege levelsUser identitiesSIEM
MS Azure-hostedGoogle WorkspaceSession timeout valueStart / stop timesActive Directory
No upgradesMicrosoft ADAutocommandsExecuted commandsRESTful API
No patchesOKTAAllowed servicesPacket transfers
Hardware agnosticOpenLDAPCustom attributesUS-ACII strings
…and more

Network Device Administration with Portnox

About Version 2
Version 2 is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About Portnox
Portnox provides simple-to-deploy, operate and maintain network access control, security and visibility solutions. Portnox software can be deployed on-premises, as a cloud-delivered service, or in hybrid mode. It is agentless and vendor-agnostic, allowing organizations to maximize their existing network and cybersecurity investments. Hundreds of enterprises around the world rely on Portnox for network visibility, cybersecurity policy enforcement and regulatory compliance. The company has been recognized for its innovations by Info Security Products Guide, Cyber Security Excellence Awards, IoT Innovator Awards, Computing Security Awards, Best of Interop ITX and Cyber Defense Magazine. Portnox has offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For information visit http://www.portnox.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.。

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