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  • Blog Post: Regulatory Compliance Guide update!

    Folks, we need your help! If you're interested in contributing to our efforts to provide the best Solution Accelerators for Compliance, read on. Generally, organizations that need to comply with regulations such as SOX and PCI DSS use a variety of disparate commercial and internally developed practices...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection (Deployed Part 3)

    NAP provides several key benefits to an organization's defense-in-depth model. One of these benefits is showcased in our next customer story about using the Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for NAP. Alex at Ball State University has been a key NAP partner during the development of the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection (Deployed Part2)

    The next installment of the Forefront Client Security/NAP integration story is about one of our partners. In today's blog we will look at a partner who has become and advocate for both NAP and Forefront Client Security (FCS). Fatih from Blue Ridge Networks is a Microsoft NAP partner who also...
  • Blog Post: New Beta Available: Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection

    I would like to announce the beta release for the Microsoft® Forefront™ Integration Kit for Network Access Protection. We are making this beta release available so that we can get your feedback. With your help, we can ensure that the Kit meets your needs. What is the Microsoft Forefront Integration...
  • Blog Post: We just released the Hyper-V™ Security Guide!

    The new Hyper-V Security Guide has been released. It provides methods and best practices to strengthen the security of computers running the Hyper-V role on Windows Server® 2008. The guide covers the following three topics: Hardening Hyper-V We provide you with prescriptive guidance for hardening...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Compliance Management

    The Solution Accelerators - Security and Compliance team has released a beta version of its first set of guides in the Compliance Management Series. This effort expands on the work done in the Regulatory Compliance Planning Guide published in 2006. Here is a bit of detail on the new Solution Accelerator...
  • Blog Post: Compliance Best Practices

    In the Solution Accelerators – Security and Compliance (SA-SC) team our intention is to provide customers with the ability to easily adopt Microsoft technologies to create solutions. The idea might sound like a marketing ploy, but the truth is that we DO work hard to make Act Faster, Go Further a meaningful...
  • Blog Post: Security Solution Accelerators Top SA's

    As a member of the Solution Accelerators - Security and Compliance (SA-SC) team, I’d like to share an observation and ask for some feedback from our readers. The current top 10 SAs (Solution Accelerators) are: Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Windows...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Drift

    In my last blog I introduced a new Solution Accelerator called the Security Compliance Management toolkit. Today I'd like to help you learn more about this new Accelerator, but in a somewhat indirect way—by discussing a problem space known as configuration drift. Probably the simplest way to understand...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection (Deployed!)

    Windows Server 2008 introduced a new PC protection technology that provides administrators an answer to a complex problem: How do you make sure that computers that use network resources are healthy? Network Access Protection (NAP) was engineered to provide an answer to this problem. For a more detailed...