Network Access Protection (NAP)

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

June, 2006

  • What OS’es should NAP support?

    We visit many customers and partners around the world. One thing we hear consistently is “NAP client enforcement MUST BE SUPPORTED on XP”. Which OS’es would block / hinder your NAP deployments if they weren’t supported? Any nice-to-have’s (non-blocking...
  • Three step-by-step guides for configuring NAP enforcement are now available

    Network Access Protection has quite a few moving parts and setting it up the first time can be a little daunting. To help everyone give it a try and make that first attempt as smooth as possible there are three step-by-step guides that can help. These...
  • Secure Wireless Access NOW!

    A couple weeks ago I wrote and told you about how 802.1x based Network Access Protection (NAP) works. This week I wanted to follow-up and tell you about Secure Wireless based on the same technologies that make NAP work. What does secure wireless...
  • NAP API reference material updated on MSDN

    The NAP API documentation has been updated on MSDN. Here’s a list of changes for the beta 2 docs: There are two new topics describing the NAP constants, entitled INapEnforcementClientConnection Constants and NAP Type Constants . The description...
  • Is there a difference between NAP on VISTA versus XP?

    The Network Access Protection Client for Windows XP is the same “platform” as the one shipping in Windows VISTA. However, some of the ways it differentiates itself from XP are: It is built-in to the product (out-of-the-box) An administration...