Here is a follow-up guest posting from our NAP Partner Avenda Systems.
Due to the interest in our recent blog entry - Five Ways to Draw More Value from Microsoft NAP Deployments - we’ve decided to help customers kick off 2009 with a little cost savings. The calls and email have been overwhelming and have helped us understand that a lot of you are looking at role-based access and endpoint posture and health validation as a real way to leverage Microsoft’s NAP technology.
With the release of Windows Server 2008, network policy and services is something everyone should be considering to secure 802.1X-based wireless, wired, and VPN deployments. Additionally, the NAP agent for Windows XP is in Service Pack 3, which was released worldwide earlier in 2008. As a result, a NAP client was expected to be available to some 80% or more of Windows laptops, by the end of 2008.
Avenda’s eAgents add the ability to extend Microsoft NAP capabilities and to support non-Microsoft operating systems.