Using NAC to manage the response to MS12-020

Ok, so this isn’t exactly a timely post. When MS12-020 came out, it was the biggest patching frenzy I’ve seen in a while.   MS12-020 was a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol.   While not on by default, this protocol is often enabled on servers and by power users for remote manageability.   This vulnerability in a protocol frequently exposed on the …

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Some People Really Need to Look Into NAC

Over the weekend I was talking to someone who has a mandatory requirement at work to have their computer inspected by the helpdesk every 60 days. If the computer is not inspected the computer is not allowed onto the network. I’ve heard of such requirements for remote users. Remote users who don’t connect to the …

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Forescout Announces Buyout Program for Orphaned Lockdown Customers

Last week Forescout announced a program to credit Lockdown customers for their orphaned NAC equipment when they make a Forescout CounterACT purchase. Lockdown is a NAC vendor that announced it was ceasing operations. Forescout is an up and comer in the NAC market. Personally, I think they are the best NAC choice, and when I …

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