The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection is now available. To learn more about the Kit, click here.

The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection helps strengthen malware defenses by integrating two Microsoft technologies: Forefront Client Security and the new Network Access Protection feature in Windows Server® 2008.

You can use the Kit to help protect your network infrastructure by configuring a Forefront Client Security compliance health policy across their network, monitoring the operational health of Forefront Client Security in real time, and remediating problems that arise.

Configure
The Kit’s System Health Validator (SHV) establishes the Forefront Client Security compliance health policy that will be enforced on managed computers. For example, Forefront Client Security must be installed, running, and its signature files must be up-to-date.

Monitor
The Kit’s System Health Agent (SHA) component monitors in real time the health of the computers on which the SHA and Forefront Client Security are installed to ensure they comply with the organization’s health policy.

Remediate
If NAP detects a compliance issue with Forefront Client Security on one of the managed computers, NAP will attempt to remediate the issue or restrict the computer's access to network resources, depending on the health policies.

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BENEFITS:

Enhances security. The Kit helps strengthen your malware defenses by integrating two Microsoft security technologies: Forefront Client Security and Network Access Protection.

Saves time and reduces IT costs. You can quickly configure compliance health policies, automatically monitor client health, and remediate noncompliant clients, freeing up scarce IT resources for other tasks.

Easy to deploy. You can install and configure the Kit in just a couple of hours.

Tested. The Kit has been tested in our labs and verified by customers and partners under real-world conditions.

Free. The Kit is freely available at www.microsoft.com/fcsnapkit.