Applied Identity today announced that it has successfully demonstrated integration of Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) with Identiforce, the company’s policy-based network access enforcement appliance. This integration provides users with a way to add an additional layer of security protection into their network with an approach that is transparent to the user.
Microsoft Network Access Protection and Identiforce interoperability enables organizations to easily deploy an enterprise-wide solution that ensures that only endpoints that pass a system “health check” are allowed access to specific network resources based upon a user’s identity. The Identiforce product is designed to be easily integrated into existing Microsoft Network Access Protection infrastructure, with no change in network architecture required.
Applied Identity’s solution fortifies the Network Access Protection entry point by tying session log-in to the identity in an organization’s directory.
Network Access Protection is a policy enforcement platform built into the Windows Vista and Windows Server (code-named “Longhorn”) operating system that allows you to better protect network assets by enforcing compliance with system health requirements. With Network Access Protection, you can create customized health policies to validate computer health before allowing access or communication, automatically update compliant computers to ensure ongoing compliance, and optionally confine noncompliant computers to a restricted network until they become compliant.