! Independent research firm recognizes Microsoft NAP as a leader in Network Access Control

Hi, “Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) solution was cited as a leader (the top category) in a recent independent report, “The Forrester Wave: Network Access Control, Q3 2008.”  Microsoft was one of the many network access control (NAC) vendors invited to participate in the report. Forrester placed a lot of emphasis on different access control scenarios for the evaluation and the different vendors were evaluated around twelve different scenarios as well as strengths across technology, strategy and market presence. …” More info and source here. Bye, Eduardo Petizme MVP Forefront Security Site: http://petizme.com Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( USA | BRA )

! FCS Kit w/ NAP- RTM Available to download

Hi, Earlier this year (March), I announced here that Beta of Integration Kit for Network Access Protection was available to download. This week the final version, RTM, is on the Microsoft. Download here. More information and source here. []’s Eduardo Petizme MVP Forefront SecuritySite: http://petizme.com Blogs: http://blog.petizme.com ( USA | BRA )

! FCS Kit w/ NAP- Beta Available at Connect

Hi, If you have Windows Server 2008 you can use NAP (Network Access Protection) to protect your network and now you can integrate with FCS (Forefront Client Security). You can use FCS to protect your PC and NAP can this functionality. “The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection helps customers defend against malware threats by integrating two key Microsoft security technologies: Forefront Client Security and the new Network Access Protection feature in Windows Server® 2008.  The Kit helps protect customers by allowing them to configure health policies to monitor the state of Forefront Client Security in real time … Continue reading ! FCS Kit w/ NAP- Beta Available at Connect

! Microsoft Adds NAP for Linux and Mac

Hi, “Microsoft’s Network Access Protection platform is being extended to Linux and the Mac in heterogeneous network environments through third-party products.The Redmond, Wash. software maker announced at its TechEd IT Forum, here on Nov. 13, that UNETsystem will release Linux and Macintosh versions of its Anyclick for NAP (Network Access Protection) product next year. Avenda Systems will release the Avenda Linux Network Access Protection Agent, which extends NAP technology to network endpoints running Linux, while Celestix Networks has developed an appliance for delivering the NAP policy-enforcement platform. These new appliances will hit the market shortly after Windows Server 2008 is … Continue reading ! Microsoft Adds NAP for Linux and Mac

! Case Study – How to Improve Security Policy with NAP

Hi, The Forefront team post in your blog, a case study from Microsoft IT (MSIT) about Microsoft Improves Security Policy Compliance with Network Access Protection. Brief: “With 71,000 highly mobile users worldwide, Microsoft wanted a new way to measure and improve its 300,000+ client computers’ compliance with corporate security policies. The company deployed Network Access Protection (NAP), a feature of the Windows Server® 2008 operating system, to improve the security policy compliance of its desktop computers, roaming portable computers, visiting portable computers, and unmanaged home computers. Now Microsoft is increasing compliance with security policies and adding efficiency to its security … Continue reading ! Case Study – How to Improve Security Policy with NAP