The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection helps defend against malware threats by integrating two key Microsoft security technologies: Forefront Client Security and the new Network Access Protection feature in Windows Server 2008.
The Kit helps protect by enabling customers to configure health policies to monitor the state of Forefront Client Security in real time across their networks, and to remediate problems.
The Kit’s system health validator (SHV) establishes the Forefront Client Security health policies that will be enforced on every client.
For example, Forefront Client Security must be installed, it must be running, and its signatures must be up to date.
The system health agent (SHA) component monitors in real time the health of all the clients on which it is installed to ensure they comply with the organization’s health policies.
If the SHA detects a problem with a specific client computer, it will restrict that client’s access to prevent it from spreading malware to other computers. The SHA then works to remediate the client. After remediation, the client is allowed to access network resources.
The Kit provides these important benefits:
Boosts security. The Kit strengthens your customers’ malware defenses by integrating two key Microsoft security technologies: Forefront Client Security and Network Access Protection.
Saves time and reduces IT costs: The Kit’s system health validator allows you to quickly establish health policies for Forefront Client Security installations on all network clients. The system health agent automatically monitors the health of these installations network-wide, and remediates problems—freeing up scarce IT resources for other tasks.
Easy to deploy. Will install and configure the Kit in just a couple of hours.
Tested. The Kit is being tested in our labs and verified by customers and partners under real-world conditions.
Free. The Kit will be freely available on Microsoft TechNet.
The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection is now in beta! To learn more about the Kit, sign in to the Microsoft Connect Web site. Or, to join the program, click here.