Download CISCO NAC Installer (ver for Windows
Download CISCO NAC Installer (ver for MAC OSX

Q: What is Cisco NAC?
A: Cisco NAC is a solution provided by Cisco, Inc. that performs network validation. The software performs the following functions:

•Requires authentication to the Mount Marty Network
•Restricts users with P2P applications such as limewire or bearshare
•Validates whether the system connecting to the network meets the minimum security requirements.
•Temporarily quarantines the system until it meets the minimum security standards.
•Provides temporary access to the Mount Marty websites and the Windows Update services
•Once the system meets the requirements, it will allow access to the Mount Marty Network

Q: Why Cisco NAC?
A: Student machines are introduced to the campus that potentially contain harmful viruses and malware. On move-in weekend in particular, worms and viruses attempt to spread to unpatched/vulnerable machines. Mount Marty determined that the best way to prevent this from happening is to insure that virus software and Operating System critical update/patches are current and maintained.

Q: How do I get Cisco NAC?
A: Plug in your residence hall room ethernet connection and launch a web browser which will redirect to a web page that instructs the user to download and install the Cisco web NAC client. Once logged into Cisco NAC, it will notify the user which requirements they will need to meet. You can also download and install the windows client at our download site.

Q: What validation checks are being performed?
A: Cisco NAC is configured to validate the following:

•Automatic Updates is enabled
•Current Windows Critical Updates
•Windows Firewall enabled
•Anti-virus software allowed by Mount Marty is installed
•Anti-virus software is updated with latest virus defintions

Q: Can I use my XBOX, Nintendo, and/or Playstation?
A: No! These devices are not allowed to join the Mount Marty Network without going through Cisco NAC. Nintendo DS and Sony PSP units also cannot access the wireless in the residence halls.

Q: What operating systems can be used?

•Windows XP - Any version
•Windows Vista - Any version
•Mac OS X - Any version