Microsoft looks to refine security blueprint

Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 2:27 AM EST

Microsoft last week detailed a multi-year plan to tie together its security and access protection technologies into a policy-based network model intended to secure distributed computing.

The plan is to combine Active Directory, authorization/authentication technologies such as smart cards or biometrics, IPv6, IPSec, anti-malware and Network Access Protection (NAP) - the company's technology that determines the "health" of computers before allowing them on a network.

By John Fontana at Network World.

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