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What’s NACAgentToastApp.exe? Is it safe or a virus?

NACAgentToastApp.exe is a process associated with the Cisco Systems Network Access Control (NAC) Agent Toast Application. This application is a component of Cisco's network security solution that helps organizations enforce security policies and control access to their networks. NACAgentToastApp.exe is responsible for displaying notifications and alerts to the user related to network access control, such as informing about policy violations or system status changes.

The official Cisco website says "network access control, or NAC, solutions support network visibility and access management through policy enforcement on devices and users of corporate networks."

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Who makes NACAgentToastApp.exe?

We’ve found Cisco Systems, Inc. should be the publisher of NACAgentToastApp.exe.

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Last updated: June 21, 2024

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