Friday, May 18, 2007

Juniper and Microsoft Agree on Interoperable Network Access Control

Juniper Networks and Microsoft are working together to provide open standards-based interoperability between Juniper Networks Unified Access Control (UAC) and Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP). The companies are demonstrating NAP/UAC interoperability this week at Interop Las Vegas 2007. The companies said they are committed to support the Trusted Computing Group's (TCG) Trusted Network Connect (TNC) open specifications for network access control. Microsoft has contributed NAP's primary Statement of Health (SOH) client-server protocol to the TCG. The TCG has adopted and published the Microsoft SOH protocol as a new TNC standard (IF-TNCCS-SOH). This will enable interoperability of NAP clients and servers with TNC clients, servers and infrastructure such as the Juniper Networks UAC solution.

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