With the fast development of smart endpoints, IT consumerization becomes a clearer trend. More and more enterprise employees hope to use mobile devices to access the mail servers and internal network servers of the companies and use mobile devices for work. As an important representation of IT consumerization, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has certain impacts on the original enterprise network access management. For security purposes, the enterprise IT administrators must define different network access policies for different user endpoint types. Therefore, each BYOD solution provider needs to solve the problem of how to efficiently, exactly recognize the endpoint types.
The IMC EIP component is developed by H3C based on the IMC platform to recognize smart endpoints. EIP provides the function of recognizing and classifying smart endpoint information, such as the endpoint types, endpoint OSs, and endpoint vendors. EIP can trace the access behaviors of endpoints. Based on the proprietary fingerprint recognition technique, EIP can cooperate with IMC End-user Intelligent Access (EIA) to assign different privileges to different endpoints and thus implement all BYOD functions, which is a deeper application of endpoint recognition. Additionally, EIP can batch perform simple, initial deployment and configuration for smart mobile endpoints. IMC EIP must combine with IMC EIA to recognize, authenticate, and authorize endpoints.