What Is Access Control?

Access Control refers to the fundamental security practice of controlling who has access to a computer or online service and the information it stores.

An access control system authenticates and authorizes users by evaluating and verifying credentials, authorizing the appropriate level of access, then allowing access to the authorized network resources.

An “all or nothing” approach to network access doesn’t make sense for most businesses. Users don’t all need equal levels of access to all different resources, and access control allows businesses to determine exactly what level of access each user is granted.

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