NAC Standard Emerges as NEA

A new IETF standard for NAC, dubbed Network Endpoint Assessment, is set to change multi-vendor interoperability and standards.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted May 4, 2010
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At the Interop conference this week, the open source alliance OpenSEA demonstrated the first implementation of the Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA). According to this report on CIO Update, there is no discrepancy or incompatibility between the TNC standards and the IETF standards.


"For several years, NAC (Network Access Control) was one of the most hyped terms in network computing, but the key issues were always about multi-vendor interoperability and standards.

"But that's set to change with the completion of a new IETF standard for NAC, dubbed Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA).

"At the Interop conference this week, the open source alliance OpenSEA demonstrated the first implementation of the NEA standards was demonstrated in the Trusted Computing Group's (TCG) booth. The TCG is the organization behind the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) NAC standards that have won the support of a myriad of vendors including HP, Juniper and Microsoft."

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