Harness the Combined Power of Microsoft Forefront Client Security and Network Access Protection
Many of your customers have deployed Forefront Client Security, the comprehensive anti-malware software that provides unified protection from viruses, spyware, and other current and emerging threats. But if hackers find a way to penetrate their defenses and malware infects their network, it can spread with alarming speed, compromising or destroying mission-critical data, disrupting operations, and costing your customers valuable time and money.
Customers need a multi-layered defense strategy to defend against such attacks. They need a way to quickly isolate and remediate compromised systems—before malware can spread. The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection can help customers strengthen their malware defenses.
Customers can use the Kit to help protect their network infrastructure by configuring a Forefront Client Security compliance health policy across their network, monitoring the operational health of Forefront Client Security in real time, and remediating problems that arise.
The Kit’s System Health Validator (SHV) establishes the Forefront Client Security compliance health policy that will be enforced on managed computers. For example, Forefront Client Security must be installed, running, and its signature files must be up-to-date.
The Kit’s System Health Agent (SHA) component monitors in real time the health of the computers on which the SHA and Forefront Client Security are installed to ensure they comply with the organization’s health policy.
If NAP detects a compliance issue with Forefront Client Security on one of the managed computers, NAP will attempt to remediate the issue or restrict the computer’s access to network resources, depending on the health policies.
Enhances security. The Kit helps strengthen your customers’ malware defenses by integrating two Microsoft security technologies: Forefront Client Security and Network Access Protection.
Saves time and reduces IT costs. Customers can quickly configure compliance health policies, automatically monitor client health, and remediate noncompliant clients, freeing up scarce IT resources for other tasks.
Easy to deploy. Customers can install and configure the Kit in just a couple of hours.
Tested. The Kit has been tested in our labs and verified by customers and partners under real-world conditions.
Free. The Kit is freely available at www.microsoft.com/fcsnapkit.