Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Windows 2008 : NAP - Network Access Protection

This is a new Windows 2008 'Platform' for ensuring the security of the network by controlling client access to it.
Microsoft defines 3 functions of NAP, namely >
Health State Validation - Monitoring of client machines
Health Policy Compliance - Pushing out software updates & patches to non compliant machines.
Limited Access - Define what operations (if any), client machines can perform.
NAP is particularly good for laptops as by their portable nature, they are not always connected to a company network.

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