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NAP & Forefront Client Security - Great Integration from the Client to the Server...

NAP & Forefront Client Security - Great Integration from the Client to the Server...

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Video: NAP Video Blog: NAP Forefront Client Security

Jeff Sigman, Senior Program Manager for Network Access Protection in Corp, US, has recorded a really cool video of integrating NAP with Vista & Forefront Client Security.  Now you could say, well, surely the integration is the same for Forefront Client Security as it is for any Anti-Virus vendor?  If it works with the Security Center in Vista, it can report it's health to NAP, and it'll be seen as compliant or non-compliant, so how's that any different with Forefront?

The answer is that the Forefront guys have built a specific Forefront Security Health Agent / Validator for NAP, which has specific granular checks for the different elements of Forefront Client Security, rather than just the standard 'is it on, or is it off?'.  You could, as an administrator on the client machine, turn off a certain option actually within the Forefront Client application, yet this still shows that the AV engine is 'switched on' and 'compliant' within the Security Center, yet this little service is no longer running.  This Forefront SHV handles this, by checking for not only whether the AV engine is running, but what sub services and settings are running too.

If you're new to NAP, or experienced with it, this video is likely to be for you, so enjoy.

You can read all about this, and more on Jeff's NAP blog.

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