RSA 2007: Vernier Networks supports Microsoft Network Access Protection Enforcement

Vernier Networks today announced support for Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) in Vernier’s EdgeWall 7000 and 8000 series appliances. Enhancements to Vernier’s EdgeWall NAC solutions enable customers using Microsoft Network Policy Server to ensure system health and enforce validated network access policies without requiring upgrades to existing switches, routers and VPN servers.

Demonstrations contrast how endpoint devices compliant with Network Access Protection policies are given controlled network access, while non-compliant devices are quarantined or sent for further compliance inspection. The solution is designed to secure networks from costly intrusions and maintain continuous compliance with corporate policies and government regulations.

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.”

“The Microsoft Network Access Protection platform and NPS provide detailed visibility into devices connecting to the network,” said Simon Khalaf, president and chief executive officer for Vernier Networks. “This visibility, coupled with our identity-based, inline inspection capabilities, enables EdgeWall appliances to enforce enterprise-wide network access policies.”

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