Cisco and Microsoft Unveil Joint Architecture for NAC-NAP Interoperability

Hot off the presses:

Today, at the Security Standard conference, Microsoft and Cisco unveiled their joint architecture for NAP and NAC interoperability.

Both companies are also demonstrating working code at the conference that has NAP and NAC cooperating to grant 802.1x network access to clients based on compliance to corporate policy.

Here is the press release and the NAP-NAC integrated architecture white paper.

We’re excited to announce this and would love to hear your feedback in the comments section.


Jeff Sigman [MSFT]
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Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Everyone.


    I just got back from the Interop conference in New York where we participated in…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft and Cisco committed to this back in 2004 I believe. NAP and NAC are technologies for ensuring…

  3. Anonymous says:

    In education when we talk about NAP the question always comes up – well, couldn’t someone leverage this…

  4. NetworkJoe says:

    I cant speak for the US, but in the UK, the implementation of NAC has been slow to develop.

    Having the NAC/NAP agent incorporated into the OS, i believe is a great help in pushing this technology.

    I`m always faced with, the "not another agent on the desktop" syndrome!

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