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  • Blog Post: NAP Partners @ RSA

    A couple of people emailed me today and asked that I highlight the NAP Partners who were in the video and participated in the NAP Partner Pavilion @ RSA . Check it out below! Avenda Systems Avenda Systems delivers comprehensive, end-to-end Trust and Identity Policy Management...
  • Blog Post: Updated NAP step-by-step guides for Longhorn Beta 3

    Hi everyone! My name is Greg Lindsay, and I’m a technical writer on the Windows Server User Assistance team. I’ve been lucky to be assigned the task of writing about NAP, and just published 4 new step by step guides for Beta 3. I’ve enjoyed working on these, and would love to hear your feedback. One...
  • Blog Post: ProCurve Networking by HP Strengthens Network Security Through Integration with Microsoft NAP Technology

    A great NAP Partner of ours, ProCurve Networking , recently announced even greater support of NAP in their suite of products. I am posting the meat of the announcement below. I hope to get a personal demo of this soon and get some video of it up on the blog! PALO ALTO , Calif. , April 21 , 2008...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection Client for Windows XP SP2 – Beta 3 Release

    I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Network Access Protection (NAP) Client for Windows XP SP2 – Beta 3 (February 12 th , 2007) to all Longhorn Server Beta customers. You may download it now from MSConnect . The previous release of the NAP Client for XP SP2 was on July 12 th...
  • Blog Post: NAP Showcases Microsoft Interoperability

    I’d like to welcome a new guest blogger to the NAP Blog – Chris Edson. Chris is a senior engineer on NAP, and a huge resource to the team. If you have met him, you know what I am talking about. He just returned from his trip down to Las Vegas/Interop and wanted to share his experience! Go NAP! ...
  • Blog Post: NAP 802.1x Enforcement – Switches we’ve tested w/NAP

    Hi everyone! As you may have heard, we have shown a rack filled up with switches to demonstrate NAP 802.1x enforcement interoperability at RSA and Interop 2007. Apparently, there are lots of NAPPERS out there who want to know exact models of switches used in our demos. Well, your wish is...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates and the NAP Demo at WinHEC 2007 (Los Angeles)

    In case you didn't make it down to WinHEC this year, I wanted to make sure you got to see Bill Gates introduce the official name for Longhorn (Windows Server 2008) and show off NAP! Woo-hoo! Check it out: Offline Webcast Fast-forward to the 48:00 minute mark. Enjoy! NAP the WORLD in 2007, Jeff...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection (NAP) announcement with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG)

    Today, we are announcing a fairly significant development in our relationship with the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) subgroup of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) standards body. Microsoft has been a supporter of the TCG since its inception and serves on its board. In April 2005, Microsoft announced...
  • Blog Post: Video: Sneak peak of NAP on XP + 802.1x/EAP

    Hi All - The NAP Team has a surprise progress report for you today regarding NAP on XP, 802.1x and EAP that we know you will enjoy! Please check out the attached video clip and let us know your thoughts. Note: The clip is indeed silent, so there’s nothing wrong with your computer’s sound system...
  • Blog Post: Come and see a live webcast of NAP and Longhorn Server Beta 3

    Hey all you Security / AD / Networking MVPs, you want an hour with me showing off NAP? Sure you do! I will be showing Longhorn Server Beta 3 / Vista / XP all working with NAP 802.1x wired enforcement; pretty cool stuff. I want to also open it up to non-MVPs as well. Any of you cool IT Pros / System...
  • Blog Post: 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 mean? There is really no one answer to this question...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection Design Guide is live!

    Hey NAP friends! The Network Access Protection Design Guide , authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130154 The NAP Design Guide explains the advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and...
  • Blog Post: MVP Summit – NAP Deep Dive Results

    I want to thank all of the MVPs who travelled to Redmond last week and spent 90 minutes with the NAP team. I received feedback from both MVPs and NAP team members that the session went really well and that it was deemed enjoyable, valuable, etc. Awesome! For those who couldn’t make it, the session...
  • Blog Post: NAP 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 1

    I just got back from TechEd 2008 North America (Orlando) where I presented two “breakout” sessions on NAP . It went off with a bang and most people really loved the sessions / demos. I have blogged a couple times in the past that I would document exactly how I made it all work and now I want to come...
  • Blog Post: NAP 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 3

    This is a continuation from Part 1 and Part 2 . Step 3 – NAP Clients, it’s just too easy NAP can be configured from the command-line, the MMC (except on XP SP3) and of course Group Policy (GP). Since this is a workgroup scenario, I am going to skip GP – but the principles below are the same...
  • Blog Post: WinCAT blog post on NAP and 802.1X Enforcement

    Check out the Windows Server Customer Advisory Team (WinCAT) post Network Access Protection Using 802.1x VLAN’s or Port ACLs – Which is right for you? Our very own Pat Fetty, whom many of you have seen presenting NAP talks at industry conferences, discusses the two ways that you can configure IEEE...
  • Blog Post: NAP @ TechEd Podcast

    NAP - with Jeff Sigman and Others Jeff Sigman – Microsoft Chris Boscolo - Napera Networks, Inc. Alex Chalmers - Ball State University Pattabhi Attaluri - Avenda Systems In this podcast from Tech·Ed NA 2008 IT Pro, Jeff Sigman talks about Network Access Protection (NAP). Alex Chalmers of Ball State...
  • Blog Post: 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. One common misconception about NAP is the idea...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection (NAP) Deployment Planning

    The following blog post has been extracted from the "Network Access Protection Deployment Planning Guide", by Susie Bernard (March 2007). Introduction Whether your organization is small, medium, or large, deploying an enterprise software solution like Network Access Protection (NAP) requires...
  • Blog Post: NAP Partner Brief from Foundry Networks

    Recently, I was able to get my hands on a product from Foundry Networks while building out my NAP 802.1X Interoperability Showcase for RSA . Specifically, I was able to get the “ Foundry FastIron Edge 4802-POE ” 802.1X switch working flawlessly with NAP enforcement. I plan to make a follow-up blog post...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection Deployment Guide is live!

    Greetings NAP fans! The Network Access Protection Deployment Guide , authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd314175.aspx The NAP Deployment Guide provides detailed guidance for deploying a specific NAP...
  • Blog Post: The World on {NAP}

    In case you haven’t noticed, { NAP } is being deployed across the globe! It is an exciting time with Windows Server 2008, Vista and XP SP3 NAP released and available to the world. Check out the great things 13 of our customers are saying below. The full details of these customer deployments are...
  • Blog Post: NAP featured on RunAs Radio (from TechEd Orlando)

    Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes, the hosts of RunAs Radio , caught me on the show floor at TechEd Orlando. They were hot on the topic of NAP and spent 30 minutes with me discussing it. It is a great interview , take a listen and feel free to comment here! NAP the WORLD in 2007, Jeff Sigman...
  • Blog Post: NAP 802.1x step-by-step guide has been published; Jeff is OOF

    The highly anticipated 1x step-by-step guide has been posted to Microsoft.com. Check it out here . I wanted to let everyone know that I am on vacation until January 8 th , 2007. After shipping Windows Vista, I am taking some time off to re-charge for the coming New Year. My boss, Paul Mayfield, will...
  • Blog Post: NAP @ Interop 2007 – Las Vegas

    I am flying out to Las Vegas tomorrow for the Interop show. If you haven’t already heard, NAP and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) made a HUGE announcement today . We are showing some amazing things at the show this year. Check out just a few of them: · Live Demo of a Linux-based NAP Client (by...