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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Five Ways to Draw More Value from Microsoft NAP Deployments

Here is a guest posting from our NAP Partner Avenda Systems.   When the founders of Avenda Systems decided to build a Policy Platform, one of the first stops included Microsoft. NAP was in the works and discussions with other industry experts led us to embrace the idea of creating a product or products that…

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NAP clients for Linux and Macintosh are available

NAP Clients for Linux and Macintosh are available from Avenda and UNETsystem, Inc. Avenda The Avenda Linux NAP Agent includes 802.1X enforcement, the Avenda System Health Agent (SHA), and the Avenda Linux NAP Agent System Health Validator (SHV), which you install on your NAP health policy server. For more information, see the Linux Agent tab of…

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How to install Cisco’s EAP-FAST method, from the EAP product team

The Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST) EAP type from Cisco Systems, Inc. has been certified for compatibility with Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 and is now available from Windows Update. EAP-FAST is needed for computers running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 to…

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"Nortel and Microsoft Discuss Network Access Control" Webcast now available

Greetings practitioners of NAPinetics! The “Nortel and Microsoft Discuss Network Access Control” Webcast that I recorded with Matt Oshida and Terry Singleton of Nortel is now available for viewing at: http://www2.nortel.com/go/events_detail.jsp?cat_id=-8005&oid=100247172&block=8&locale=en-US  Click “View the Webcast”. Thanks to Matt and Terry for letting me participate. I gave an overview of NAP and NAP architecture to pave the…

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"Nortel and Microsoft Present Secure Network Access 2.0" Webcast on Tuesday

Greetings NAP fans! I will be teaming up with Nortel to present “Nortel and Microsoft Present Secure Network Access 2.0” on Tuesday, November 18, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM (Pacific Time). See http://www.nortel.com/products/01/contivity/collateral/nn123373.pdf for an overview of Nortel Secure Network Access (SNA) and NAP integration. Register here and I will see you there!   Joe DaviesSenior…

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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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System Health Agents (SHAs) and System Health Validators (SHVs) that are available from NAP partners

In my previous blog post, System Health Agents (SHAs) that are available from Microsoft, I described the SHAs (and their corresponding system health validators [SHVs]) that you can use with Windows Security Center in Windows Vista and Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and Microsoft Forefront Client Security (FCS)….

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Spotlight on NAP Partners: Napera Networks

This is the first in a series of NAP blog entries to shine a light on the efforts of our NAP partners to develop and deliver integrated products and solutions for the NAP platform.   In this entry, Margaret Dawson, Vice President of Marketing for Napera Networks and former Group Product Manager with the Microsoft…

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