ProCurve Networking by HP announced with Microsoft a solution to protect
networks with open, secure, standards-based interoperability that integrates
ProCurve's trusted infrastructure, policy management system and Microsoft's
Network Access Protection technology.
ProCurve Identity Driven Manager policy management tool is now compatible
with Microsoft NAP technology, providing customized network access policies for
admission of users and clients across both wired and wireless environments.
ProCurve IDM provides network administrators with the ability to centrally
define and apply policy-based network access rights that allow the network to
adapt automatically to the needs of users and devices as they connect, thereby
enforcing network security while providing appropriate access to network users
Microsoft Network Access Protection is a policy enforcement technology built
into the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems that allows
customers to better protect network assets from unhealthy computers by
enforcing compliance with network health policies. Microsoft's Network Access
Protection technology is available with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
and will be available with Windows XP SP3.
Microsoft and ProCurve Networking by HP are longtime collaborators. Their
work includes defining the IEEE 802.1X standard and their involvement within
the Trusted Computing Group to develop and promote open, vendor-neutral,
industry-standard specifications. In addition, HP and Microsoft's relationship includes collaborative
product engineering and development that equips customers with high-quality and