Network Access Protection (NAP) is one of the most anticipated features of the Windows Server 2008 operating system. NAP is a new platform that allows network administrators to define specific levels of network access based on a client’s identity, the groups to which the client belongs, and the degree to which the client complies with corporate governance policy. If a client is not compliant, NAP provides a mechanism for automatically bringing the client into compliance (a process known as remediation) and then dynamically increasing its level of network access. NAP is supported by Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). NAP includes an application programming interface that developers and vendors can use to integrate their products and leverage this health state validation, access enforcement, and ongoing compliance evaluation.
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer
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