Network Access Protection (NAP)

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

August, 2006

  • NAP API reference documentation updated on MSDN

    SHA and QEC developers take note: the NAP API reference documentation has been updated on MSDN with information about API support on NAP for Windows XP with Service Pack 2. All client APIs are supported on this platform. The topic About NAP for Windows...
  • Longhorn Server will have the Windows Firewall ON by default

    Did you know that the Windows Firewall will be on by default in future Longhorn Server releases? This has impact to you, when you install the any of the Networking related server roles in your NAP deployments you will have to make sure that the ports...
  • "Network Access Protection Platform Architecture" white paper Webcast now available

    The white paper Webcast for "Network Access Protection Platform Architecture" white paper is now available for viewing . This Webcast summarizes the content in the "Network Access Protection (NAP) Platform Architecture" white paper . This Webcast...
  • How to contact the NAP team

    As the blog gains readership, I am getting more and more daily email from people excited about NAP. I love it and I love the excitement out there for this technology. Besides emailing me, here are 3 ways to contact us: ASKNAP@online.microsoft...
  • What client health checks should we add to NAP?

    In the Vista / Longhorn Server timeframe, the included Windows System Health Agent will have the ability to restrict client network access based on the following Windows Security Center features: Firewall is enabled for all interfaces Antivirus...
  • Secure Wireless LAN Solution Webcast

    Secure Wireless LAN Solution: Microsoft's Authentication Infrastructure with Aruba Networks' Mobile Edge Live Webcast August 16, 2006 10AM PST Pre-Registration Available Now Deploying an enterprise-class secure wireless LAN with industry-leading...
  • New Cable Guy article: AuthIP in Windows Vista

    This article touches on the fact that NAP + IPsec can be used in conjunction with a new Vista feature called AuthIP. Check it out. Jeff Sigman [MSFT] NAP Release Manager Jeff.Sigman@online.microsoft.com * http://blogs.technet.com/nap * Remove...
  • Beyond NAC, Its NAP!

    Its been a while since I blogged (sorry!) as we are all heads down getting RC1 out the door, but today I came across an article I thought I would share with you. It’s called “ Beyond NAC: The Internal Controls ” on Enterprise Security Today. The article...
  • NAP in Higher Education

    Elliot Lewis discusses NAP possibilities on college campuses . 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...
  • NAP + VPN FAQ posted

    Check out the NAP + VPN FAQ just posted on the RRAS blog. 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...
  • Looking for that NAP link you lost track of?

    General Public Site Intro Whitepaper Architecture Overview FAQ Partners Wikipedia IPsec Enforcement MSDN Step-by-step guides DHCP (Beta 2) IPsec (Beta 2) VPN (Beta 2) Webcasts Intro Whitepaper NAP...
  • NAP blog moved from MSDN to TechNet

    Hey. Sorry about the weird state of the NAP blog this week. This past weekend I moved it from MSDN to TechNet, as most people who are interested in NAP hangout on TechNet. What I didn't know is that I would lose 3 months of content. Bummer! I am manually...
  • TechNet Chat: Network Access Protection in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn"

    Windows Server "Longhorn" provides a policy enforcement platform that helps ensure that computers connecting to a network meet administrator-defined requirements for system health. Administrators can use a combination of policy validation and network...