Juniper Networks and Microsoft Announce Unified Access Control and Network Access Protection to Interoperate
Companies Demonstrate Commitment to Providing Customers and Partners with Interoperable, Standards-Based Network Access Control at Interop Las Vegas
Open Standards-Based NAP/UAC Interoperability
- Access and threat control: Customers are now able to take full advantage of the broad distribution of Windows Vista, and will soon be able to use Windows XP clients as well as the Juniper Networks network infrastructure solutions to achieve robust access control. They will be able to select the components, infrastructure and technology that best addresses their business and technical needs while assuring interoperability.
- Investment protection: Customers can feel confident in making investments in infrastructure from companies such as Juniper Networks that support the new IF-TNCCS-SOH standard. Solutions supporting the new TNC standard will enable customers to leverage their existing infrastructure and provides them with investment protection for their current and impending UAC and/or NAP
- Simplified deployment: Customers running Windows Vista or Windows XP SP3 will be able to easily realize the benefits of a Juniper UAC deployment without requiring the need to deploy additional client software.
- Support for heterogeneous environments: By utilizing industry standards such as 802.1X and the TNC's open standards, Microsoft NAP and the Juniper Networks UAC solution will help ensure interoperability and compatibility in heterogeneous network environments.