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Introducing Windows Server® 2008 by The Microsoft Windows Server Team, Mitch Tulloch

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Ensuring Security and Policy Enforcement

Do users and computers connecting to your network comply with your company’s security policy requirements? Is there any way to enforce that this is indeed the case? Yes, there is. In addition to standard policy enforcement mechanisms such as Group Policy and Active Directory authentication, Windows Server 2008 also includes the new Network Access Protection (NAP) platform. NAP provides a platform that helps ensure that client computers trying to connect to your network meet administrator-defined requirements for system health as laid out in your security policy. For example, NAP can ensure that computers connecting to your network to access resources on it have all critical security updates, antivirus software, ...

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