SOURCE: Roving Planet, Inc.

July 12, 2005 08:00 ET

Roving Planet Further Secures Wireless Networks Through Integration of Microsoft's Network Access Protection Program

Partnership Builds on Scan & Block's Automated Admission Control and Endpoint Security Solution

WESTMINSTER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 12, 2005 -- Roving Planet, a leading provider of integrated wireless LAN security and management software, today announced its support of Microsoft's Network Access Protection (NAP) technology to further secure user access to wireless local area networks (WLANs). The integration of Microsoft's security technology builds upon Roving Planet's latest WLAN management platform, Commander Suite 3.0, and its Scan & Block™ quarantine and device remediation enforcement software module.

Microsoft's Network Access Protection technology provides a secure architecture for system administrators to restrict network access to users until the health of their computers can be verified. In addition to Commander Suite's Scan & Block feature, granular reporting, single console management, and access point self discovery, NAP will identify non-compliant systems before they gain access to the network.

"As the use of mobile, and especially untrusted, devices increases, network managers are required to stringently enforce access protocols," said Harry Simpson, Roving Planet Sr. VP of Business Development. "The combination of Microsoft's access control software and Roving Planet's network management and quarantine suite ensures the safe resolution of each user verification."

In addition to increased security, the partnership combines Microsoft's best of breed security and Roving Planet's comprehensive WLAN management suite in a single network view. Through a single portal, network administrators can quickly gather and assess information in real time relevant to each user that accesses their network.

"Network administrators frequently become overloaded with the amount of information they are required to assess," Simpson added. "By simplifying the presentation of that information into a single reference screen we increase their ability to act quickly and decisively."

About Roving Planet

Roving Planet ( delivers an industry-leading software suite essential for operating wireless LANs in the enterprise, healthcare, single educational institutions and school districts. Commander Suite 3.0 from Roving Planet manages and secures distributed Wi-Fi networks that are prevalent in healthcare and education, simplifies authentication and access control, and provides correlated wireless LAN intelligence and executive reports, all from a single user console.

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