See NAP at TechEd 2009

Hey NAP Fans! If you are attending TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles this week, be sure to stop by the NAP booth in the Microsoft Technical Learning Center (TLC).  It is a great opportunity to meet and speak with NAP team members and learn about some of the enhancements and new scenarios in Windows® 7…

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What other networking experts have written about NAP

Greg Lindsay, our NAP product documentation writer, and I are not the only ones writing about NAP. NAP is also being described by Thomas Shinder and Brien M. Posey. Check out the following content by these industry experts. Thomas Shinder’s articles on deploying NAP IPsec Part 1: http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Deploying-IPsec-Server-Domain-Isolation-Windows-Server-2008-Group-Policy-Part1.html Part 2: http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Deploying-IPsec-Server-Domain-Isolation-Windows-Server-2008-Group-Policy-Part2.html Part 3: http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Deploying-IPsec-Server-Domain-Isolation-Windows-Server-2008-Group-Policy-Part3.html Part…

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HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ONE) launches with Microsoft as a key member

The Hewlett-Packard (HP) ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ONE) is a new partner alliance program for ProCurve, the networking division of HP. Microsoft is a key member in ProCurve ONE and an important element of the alliance is interoperability with NAP. Here is a quote from the NAP team’s very own General Manager, Tim Sinclair: “HP ProCurve ONE will help customers resolve interoperability concerns…

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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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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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My review of Information Week’s “Rolling Review: Microsoft NAP”

Greetings, keepers of the NAP flame! On August 2, Information Week published an article titled “Rolling Review: Microsoft NAP.” I would like to comment on it on behalf of the NAP product team and add technical clarity where I can. 1. Opening paragraph: “it’s to Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)’s credit that early on the company moved…

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Microsoft leads the pack in Forrester WAVE report on network access control technologies

Hey NAP fans! The Network Access Protection (NAP) product team is proud to announce the publication of a new Forrester WAVE report on Network Access Control for the third quarter of 2008, which places Microsoft’s NAP as the leader of the top four network access control (NAC) vendors! From the report’s abstract: In Forrester’s 73-criteria…

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