This document provides guidance for implementing Network Admission Control (NAC), an industry-wide collaboration sponsored by Cisco Systems. It describes deployment considerations and configuration procedures for Cisco IOS software devices acting as Network Access Devices (NADs). It provides installation guidelines for the Cisco Trust Agent (CTA) on Microsoft Windows client machines. It also provides configuration instructions for Cisco Secure ACS, including configuration with anti-virus software products.
The audience for this document consists of system engineers and network administrators responsible for the implementation of NAC. This document assumes you are familiar with Microsoft Windows operating systems and client machines and with the configuration and operation of Cisco Secure Cisco Secure ACS. It also assumes you know how to configure Cisco IOS devices, and are familiar with certificate authorities and the trust models provided by digital certificates.