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endpoint security

(1) An umbrella term for security in the user's machine (client machine).

(2) Diagnosing the status of a user's computer or mobile device when it connects to the network. Also called, "network access protection" (NAP), the security software is deployed in both the client and server side. It determines if the operating system, Web browser and other applications are up-to-date. It also checks the status of the antivirus, firewall and other security components. If a device is deemed non-compliant, it is either updated, or access to the network is declined. See network access control, lock down and vSentry.
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Their efforts in switching solutions make them a valued partner in helping Microsoft deliver on the promise of making Network Access Protection a flexible and interoperable solution for customers," according to Mike Schutz, group product manager of the security and access products group for Microsoft.
The combination of RSA SecurID technology and Microsoft Network Access Protection solutions will provide businesses with the peace-of-mind that network access is granted only to authorized users via healthy computers.
Bradford Campus Manager is a comprehensive solution that helps control network activities, which will allow it to align well with the long term plans of the Microsoft Network Access Protection architecture.
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to develop a Network Access Protection (NAP) agent for Ricoh devices.
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Installing and configuring Network Access Protection (NAP) to exclude unhealthy computers
The beta will support Microsoft's Network Access Protection (NAP), a policy enforcement platform for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that helps protect a private network through enforcement of corporate policies on systems joining that network.
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