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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Chapter 24. Administering Network Access Protection

Network Access Protection (NAP) is one of the most anticipated parts of Windows Server 2008. It promises to finally bring an affordable means to ensure the health of the network to the masses.

Why the Need for NAP?

In the history of security events at Microsoft, arguably no event drove home the lesson of managed and unmanaged computers and their impact on a network harder than the MSBlaster virus. All that was needed to take down an entire network was for one unmanaged home PC infected by the virus to attach remotely back into the corporate ...

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