What do you do when you're locked in a battle for network access market share with the world's largest networking provider? If you're Nortel, you team up with one of the world's largest software providers.
Nortel is strengthening its Microsoft integration by supporting Microsoft's Network Access Protection (NAP) and its critical Statement of Health (SOH) protocol. The move, Nortel said, is to help enterprises contend with one of the key barriers of access control adoption, namely complexity.
Microsoft's NAP access control architecture is part of the upcoming Windows Server 2008 release and will support both Windows Vista and XP desktops as endpoints.
December 1, 2007