Help your customers defend against malware with the Microsoft® Forefront™ Integration Kit for Network Access Protection
Your customers have deployed anti-malware software, but hackers might still find new ways to attack and penetrate their defenses. And if malware infects a network, it can spread with alarming speed, compromising or destroying mission-critical data, disrupting operations, and costing your customers’ organizations valuable time and money.
Your customers need a multi-layered defense strategy to defend against such attacks. They need a way to ensure their anti-malware software is healthy and providing maximum protection. And in the event of a successful attack, they need a way to quickly isolate and remediate compromised systems—before malware can spread.
Here’s your chance to help your customers get an advance look at a solution that will help protect them from malware attacks. Invite them to join the beta program for the Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection.
The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection helps customers 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 customers by allowing them 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 for your customers:
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 customers 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. Customers can 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.
To learn more about the Kit, sign in to the Microsoft Connect Web site. Or, to join the program, click here.