Forrester Wave diagram from Forrester report on the NAC marketplace published

Hey NAPolytes! On September 23, I posted an entry on a new Forrester report on Network Access Control for the third quarter of 2008, which placed Microsoft’s NAP as the leader of the top four network access control (NAC) vendors. Click here for details. The Forrester Wave diagram from the report showing the vendors in…

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“Introduction to Network Access Protection” white paper Webcast updated

Hey NAP fans! Back in 2006, I had the idea of creating “white paper Webcasts,” or Webcast versions of important and popular white papers on networking technologies. I created a series of white paper Webcasts for wireless security technologies, IPv6, and of course, NAP. Things have changed somewhat since 2006, especially for NAP. Therefore, I…

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Standing room only for the NAP and Unified Secure Access presentation at McAfee’s Focus 08

On Tuesday, Dan Wolff, George Younan, and I delivered the “Microsoft and McAfee: Implementing Network Access Control in Microsoft Environments” breakout session at McAfee’s Focus 08 Security Conference. Dan Wolff is a Group Solution Marketing Manager and George Younan is a Senior Security Consultant with McAfee. The room filled up quickly and even after bringing…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta Released

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. The existing MAP Toolkit 3.1 is located here and includes desktop Windows Security Center assessment, which is instrumental…

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Network Access Protection Design Guide is live!

Hey NAP friends! The Network Access Protection Design Guide, authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130154   The NAP Design Guide explains the advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and design considerations for deploying NAP for the IPsec, 802.1X, VPN, and DHCP enforcement methods. The NAP Design…

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Network Access Protection Design Guide to be published on Thursday!

Hey NAP fans! Great news from the documentation front: The Network Access Protection Design Guide from our intrepid technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay is going to be published this Thursday, Oct 9! This is part of the suite of guides for NAP that will be available from here. The NAP Design Guide…

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Detailed Ball State University case study published!

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000002748 This detailed case study provides details on the solution, hardware, and the key benefits of deploying NAP with 802.1X enforcement at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Thanks to Alex Chalmers of Ball State University (all-around NAP champion and fellow NAP guest blogger) and the NAP team’s Pat Fetty for making it happen!  …

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