Sunday, January 8, 2012

Configuring Network Access Protection (NAP)

How do you protect yourself from computers that do not meet your health requirements on your network?

Network Access Protection (NAP) with Windows Server 2008:

  • A feature of Windows server 2008 that enforces health-requirement policies on client computers running:
    • Windows XP (SP3)
    • Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows server 2008
    • Windows server 2008 R2
  • Ensures client computers are compliant with policies such as anti-virus and security policies on a granular level, based on who the client is and the group to which the client belongs.
  • Remediation servers can offer support for computers not meeting health requirements, and to automatically bring the client back into compliance and dynamically increase its level of network access.
  • You are able to integrate NAP’s features with software from other vendors or with custom programs.
  • You can customize your health enforcement solutions. NAP includes an application programming interface (API) for developers and vendors that allows them to create customized solutions for health-requirements, network-access, and ongoing compliance.