4.4. Network Access Protection

Network Access Protection (NAP) is used to ensure that any clients that connect to a network are healthy. Health is determined by the administrator and is enforced with health policies.

Network access is used to provide access to the network from outside the network. Clients can connect using dial-up, a virtual private network (VPN), or wireless. One of the significant security challenges with network access is ensuring that clients are compliant with specific security policies.

Within a network, clients can be controlled. Hotfixes and patches are easily deployed. Antivirus software can be kept up-to-date. Security settings can be maintained via Group Policy.

In contrast, a client connecting via a network access ...

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