Happy New Year to everyone!

 

There is some exciting news being announced on the RRAS blog around a new technology in Longhorn Server and Vista SP1 that enables SSL based VPN connectivity. The technology is called Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) and you can read about it here, here and here.

 

With SSTP, a user can use the built-in VPN client and server in Windows to create Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections over SSL. And, of course, SSTP will support NAP which means that those connections can be authorized based on compliance of the client to corporate security policy.

 

In addition to SSTP, we are working with the ecosystem to achieve NAP support from the major SSL VPN vendors. At RSA this year, several 3rd party VPN providers will demonstrate NAP interoperability. If you plan to attend the conference, please stop by our booth and say hello.

 

-Paul Mayfield
Group Program Manager
Network Access Protection