Bradford Networks announced that Bradford’s new NAC Director product line gives organizations running Microsoft Network Access Protection the power to manage and control guest access to the Internet while validating that guest laptops comply with established network security policies.
With Bradford Networks’ NAC Director working in concert with Network Access Protection, guest laptops are validated and granted temporary access to the Internet for email, web access, and other appropriate network activities. As companies protect network assets by deploying the policy enforcement platform in Network Access Protection, the daily challenge of how to allow guests and contractors temporary access is an issue IT personnel confront every day, as customers, partners, contractors, and guests need Web access.
Network Access Protection is a policy enforcement technology built into the Windows Vista and Windows Server (code-named “Longhorn”) operating systems that allows customers to better protect network assets from unhealthy computers by enforcing compliance with network health policies. Microsoft Network Access Protection technology is publicly available with trial versions of Windows Vista, and available to select partners and customers with Beta 2 of the future version of Windows Server “Longhorn.”
NAC Director will be generally available in March 2007.