Network Access Protection (NAP)

Latest news from the Network Access Protection (NAP) team at Microsoft.

May, 2006

  • 802.1x NAP Enforcement

    In my last post I committed to coming back and giving you a more information on the many enforcement options available with Network Access Protection (VPN, DHCP, IPSEC, 802.1x). With that in mind I thought I would start with 802.1x based Network...
  • What is NAP? What does it do? How did it come to be?

    I can vividly remember the first day of the Blaster virus. I was sitting in my office working on some code, when all of the sudden LSASS.exe crashes and my machine states it must reboot in 30 seconds. I power cycled the box and started poking around,...
  • NAP Client for Windows XP Q and A

    Q: What is Network Access Protection Client for Windows XP? A: Network Access Protection Client for Windows XP is just what it sounds like, it is the NAP client that Microsoft will release for Windows XP. Q: What operating systems will be supported...
  • NAP Common Question Series: How does NAP restrict endpoints? Does NAP == DHCP?

    This is the first in a series of posts to address common questions about NAP. If you have a topic you would like to see addressed, feel free to post it to the comments section. We’ll collect these in the product team and do our best to answer them. ...
  • I've been NAP'd!

    We have a NAP-enabled network running here at Microsoft. I came in this morning and started checking my mail and was quarantined. Me! :-> We put a lot of effort into the diagnosabilty of NAP in Beta 2. I took a screenshot of the pop-up I received...
  • "The beginning is a very delicate time."

    Welcome to the first entry in the Network Access Protection (NAP) blog. Wow, this is like writing my first "C" application (HelloWorld.exe). It is important to start out with the intended purpose of this blog: 1.) Connect Microsoft customers...
  • SCCM “AKA SMSv4” Flexes its NAP Muscle at MMS2006

    I presented SCCM NAP integration during Bob Muglia’s keynote at MMS2006 and wanted to share the video with you all. After opening the link skip forward to 42:20 to jump right into the demo. All I can say is NAP is really going to ROCK! By the...
  • Introducing Ryan

    This is my 1st post to the NAP Blog, I am the Lead Program Manager for Layer 2 Authentication and Authorization (think EAP, RADIUS, and portions of NAP!); over the next couple weeks I hope to post more about the various enforcement options available in...
  • Some NAP team reactions to Beta 2 (video)

    Can you feel the Beta 2 excitement here? Enjoy ! :-> Jeff Sigman [MSFT] NAP Release Manager Jeff.Sigman@online.microsoft.com * http://blogs.technet.com/nap * Remove the "online" to actually email me. ** This posting is provided "AS IS" with no...
  • NAP Common Question Series: Will NAP be available on XP?

    Yes, our client-side NAP platform will be available on XP. In fact, my non-Vista laptop is running it right now. :-> I can't discuss release dates and such, but know that it is coming (and already working). Jeff Sigman [MSFT] NAP Release...
  • MOM and NAP

    I am sure some of you have seen a recent announcement of System Center Operations Manager 2007. One of the major features in this new version is the ability monitor clients. We are building a MOM client management pack for NAP. Using a NAP client management...