The Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection helps customers defend against malware threats by integrating two key Microsoft security technologies: Forefront Client Security and the new Network Access Protection feature in Windows Server® 2008.
The Kit helps protect customers by allowing them to configure health policies to monitor the state of Forefront Client Security in real time across their networks, and to remediate problems.
The Kit’s system health validator (SHV) establishes the Forefront Client Security health policies that will be enforced on every client.
For example, Forefront Client Security must be installed, it must be running, and its signatures must be up to date.
The system health agent (SHA) component monitors in real time the health of all the clients on which it is installed to ensure they comply with the organization’s health policies.
If the SHA detects a problem with a specific client computer, it will restrict that client’s access to prevent it from spreading malware to other computers. The SHA then works to remediate the client. After remediation, the client is allowed to access network resources.
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