Enterasys Networks has completed interoperability testing of its Secure Networks products with the Microsoft Network Access Protection policy enforcement platform.

Ethernet switches, Enterasys Sentinel Trusted Access Gateway appliances and Dragon Security Command Console interoperate with Network Access Protection to enforce user access restrictions and security policy rules within a networking infrastructure. Network Access Protection will be available when the next version of Windows Server ships in the second half of 2007.
Network Access Protection is a policy enforcement technology built into the Windows Vista and Windows Server ³Longhorn² operating systems that enables customers to better protect network assets from unhealthy computers by enforcing compliance with network health policies. Microsoft's Network Access Protection technology is publicly available with trial versions of Windows Vista, and available to select partners and customers with Beta 2 of Windows Server.
"Enterasys is committed to ensuring that our Secure Networks products and solutions are both standards-based and interoperable with leading enterprise computing environments," says Trent Waterhouse, vice-president: marketing for Enterasys Networks. "We are taking advantage of the extensible platform for network client access control in Network Access Protection, and Enterasys' policy-based network visibility and enforcement, to provide new levels of embedded security that help protect our customers and their information."