NAP Partners @ RSA

A couple of people emailed me today and asked that I highlight the NAP Partners who were in the video and participated in the NAP Partner Pavilion @ RSA. Check it out below!


Avenda Systems

Avenda Systems delivers comprehensive, end-to-end Trust and Identity Policy Management solutions for enterprises. Avenda solutions enable enterprises to securely manage who and what can access the network, and from where, when and how that access can occur. Its solutions focus on helping enterprises to proactively and reactively secure their networks and computers from threats. The solution leverages standard and vendor-defined NAC architectures designed to take advantage of embedded security features in network and server infrastructure, thus providing comprehensive and flexible policy control by assessing all endpoints across all access methods. Avenda solutions are designed to interoperate with Cisco’s NAC, Microsoft’s NAP and TCG’s TNC frameworks.

Blue Ridge Networks

Blue Ridge Networks, a Microsoft NAP Partner, and endpoint security solutions provider, delivers impenetrable security solutions for government and private industry. The company's products have a proven ability to secure internet transactions and are relied upon by hundreds of large enterprises and security-sensitive government agencies.


Founded in 1986, D-Link is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of advanced networking, broadband, digital, voice and data communications solutions. Following our company motto, "Building Networks for People", D-Link continually meets the global networking and connectivity needs of digital home consumers, small office professionals, small- to medium-sized businesses, and enterprise environments.


Enterasys Networks is the Secure Networks Company, providing enterprise customers with innovative network infrastructure products, services, and solutions that deliver the security, productivity, and adaptability benefits required by Global 2000 organizations. The company's full line of Secure Networks products include multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems.

Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, a world leader in networking, delivers an effective applications and services infrastructure by creating networks that are faster, simpler, and more cost-effective. Founded in 1996 and based in Santa Clara, California, Extreme Networks pioneered the silicon-based approach to networking to enhance performance with Quality of Service and bandwidth management. Extreme Networks provides enhanced scalability, security, and availability for converged IP applications, including voice and video, with an open-standards approach, its global partnerships, and a complete family of intelligent and highly functional Ethernet switches. Extreme Networks addresses the network from the core to the edge with products ranging from high-end, carrier class data center and core switches, to simple, Layer 3 edge switches. Extreme Networks Unified Access architecture delivers ubiquitous access at the Enterprise edge with secure, manageable wired and wireless network connectivity from a single, integrated solution.

Foundry Networks

Foundry (Nasdaq: FDRY) is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, and Web traffic management solutions including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4-7 Web switches and Metro Routers. Foundry's 7,500 customers include the world's premier Internet service providers, Metro service providers, and enterprises such as e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial, and manufacturing companies. Foundry's IronShield Security encompasses network-level features that Foundry has deployed in its full range of Layer 2-7 switches, routers, and intelligent traffic management devices to implement secure networks. The focus is on using networking devices as policy enforcement points that do not compromise performance.

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR) transforms the business of networking by creating competitive advantage for our customers with superior networking and security solutions. Juniper Networks is dedicated to customers who derive strategic value from their networks, including global network operators, enterprises, government agencies, and research and educational institutions. Juniper's portfolio of networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security, and performance requirements of the world's most demanding mission-critical networks.


McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) creates best-of-breed computer security solutions that prevent intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from the next generation of blended attacks and threats. Through collaboration with Network Access Protection technology from Microsoft, users of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i and 7.x can enforce policy compliance on all systems connecting to Microsoft networks, ensuring that malicious code threats, such as the Bagle and Lovegate worms, are prevented from entering networks.

Microsoft ForeFront

Protecting clients and servers is one of the toughest challenges in IT today. Administrators must establish and enforce security policies that provide robust protection while being flexible enough to accommodate the connectivity needs of a growing number of internal and external users, device types, system configurations, and network connection types. Together, Microsoft Forefront and Windows Server 2008 deliver a next generation security solution with integrated protection, advanced access control, and simplified management that helps IT professionals maximize control over their security infrastructure.


Napera provides network solutions that enable small and medium enterprises to build safe, secure and healthy networks. Napera solutions defend against unauthorized access and prevent the spread of malicious software. Our products are easy to deploy, use, and support. For smaller enterprises, Napera makes network health easy.


Nortel has teamed with Microsoft to support the Microsoft NAP program through high-performance, interoperable network designs based on industry standards. Nortel specializes in protecting IP multimedia communications with a layered approach to network defense. As part of NAP, Nortel will provide critical access technology based on the award-winning Nortel VPN Gateway and Secure Routing Technology portfolios. Nortel's VPN solutions include products that ensure end-users are compliant with the broader enterprise security policies, with the ability to deny or restrict network access accordingly or to force end-user compliance with subscription-styled updates. Nortel helps enterprises and service providers control critical business processes by building standards-compliant, open security solutions that integrate into today's IT environment and adapt to tomorrow's security threats. Nortel solutions actively respond to even unforeseen security threats by building resiliency and adaptability into every solution and network plan.

ProCurve Networking

The ProCurve Networking business unit of HP delivers enterprise networking solutions comprising wired and wireless LAN and WAN networking products and services, and security through the ProCurve ProActive Defense. The ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture strategy is the industry’s only comprehensive and inclusive network design strategy that is adaptable, scalable and completely interoperable for achieving command from the center with control to the network edge. ProCurve was positioned in the challenger quadrant in research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc.’s 2006 Magic Quadrant Report for Global Campus LANs.

SkyRecon Systems

Founded in 2003, SkyRecon Systems is the first European vendor of distributed behavioral security software solutions. Our mission is to ensure that each member of staff of our clients enjoys the continuity of work at his/her personal computer. Our products preserve the integrity of the data and the reliability of the applications on each PC. SkyRecon Systems thus allows every organization to protect itself efficiently against the denials of service and the theft or the destruction of critical information caused by viruses, piracy actions or hardware failures. SkyRecon Systems is an innovating company. Our technology relies on state-of-the-art research on kernel programming and artificial intelligence. This work led to the deposit of two patents, the support of the French National Agency for Innovation (ANVAR) and numerous European awards. In 2006, SkyRecon Systems signed a strategic partnership with Microsoft to support SkyRecon's engineering, sales and marketing activities. The head office of SkyRecon Systems is in Paris, France.


UNETsystem provides security solutions including 802.1X wireless LAN security, Network Access Control, Public Key Infrastructure and Network Behavior Analysis solutions. Managed Security and Security Outsourcing services are also a major business area. UNETsystem developed the first Korea Network Access Control solution and is the leading provider of this area in Korea. UNETsystem, established in 2003 and located in Seoul, has four technology patents about Network Access Control and Network Behavior Analysis technologies. UNETsystem is providing security services for many customers including government agencies, public organizations, financial institutions, telecommunications, logistics, IT companies, cooperatives and business partners. UNETsystem recently developed an integration module for Microsoft NAP to accelerate the interoperability of Microsoft NAP.


As I said in this post, if you are interested in any of the 802.1x switch configurations from the show, just shoot me an email.


{Jeff Sigman}{Senior Program Manager & NAP Hero}{Enterprise Security Group}
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