Network Access Control (NAC) Project

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Partners is committed to providing a consistent computing experience across all devices used at work to assure productive, stable and secure computers (Windows PCs, Apple Macs, smartphones and tablets). Network Access Control (NAC) is a component of the overall effort with a focus on strengthening the security of our environment.

Network Access Control (NAC) checks devices connecting to the Partners network for compliance with specific security policies. The agent currently used at Partners is ForeScout SecureConnector, which is already installed on most Partners standard Windows workstations, some PEAS-enrolled Macs and mobile devices (cell phones or tablets). Linux computers are exempt at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each time your computer connects to the BWH network or VPN, a scan runs to report device compliance with security requirements. If your device is compliant, no action is required. If your device is not compliant, you will continue to the network but also be prompted with a screen that directs you to secure your device. Today, SecureConnector checks if your antivirus (AV) software is present and up to date, your device is encrypted and is running a supported Operating System (OS). Additional system checks may be introduced later this year and may vary by site. Specific information will be communicated site by site. Additional system checks may be introduced later this year.
Please click the green button on top of the screen that matches your computing platform, Apple/Mac or Windows/PC. Instructions will be provided on those pages.

If you need assistance installing these apps, please call the Service Desk at 617-732-5927, or open a ticket. Questions? Please email bwh-eris-nac@partners.org.