SOURCE: StillSecure

October 10, 2006 09:00 ET

TNC Co-Chair Discusses the Future of Network Access Control on "StillSecure, After All These Years" Podcast

Podcast Outlines Goals, Progress, and the Future of NAC, TCG/TNC, and Interoperable Network Standards

SUPERIOR, CO and PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- StillSecure®, provider of an award-winning, integrated suite of enterprise network security solutions, and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) today announced that Steve Hanna, Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, Inc. and Co-Chair of the TCG's Trusted Network Connect (TNC) initiative, will discuss network access control (NAC) and how the TCG TNC will influence security interoperability in coming years. He is this week's featured guest on StillSecure's weekly podcast, "StillSecure, After All These Years" (SSAATY).

"SSAATY" is a weekly discussion led by Alan Shimel, Chief Strategy Officer of StillSecure, and Mitchell Ashley, Chief Technology Officer of StillSecure, on relevant topics in infosecurity such as IDS/IPS, vulnerability management, and network access control. Each episode features general security news and an interview with a guest industry expert.

In this episode's 40-minute discussion, Mr. Hanna updates listeners on the state of the TCG TNC initiative, a set of open specifications for NAC allowing organizations to help assure the integrity of devices connecting to the network and enforce security policies. Mr. Hanna gets to the heart of the TNC's sustainability, focusing on key issues and unanswered questions such as:

--  Where are we on the TCG adoption curve?
--  Are vendors adopting TNC and how many are shipping TNC-compatible
    products?
--  Does Cisco's participation make a difference or not to the TCG?
--  What will be Microsoft's involvement with TCG?
--  Why does Cisco support industry initiatives such as the IETF but not
    the TCG?
--  Do the goals of TNC conflict with those of IETF or is there room for
    both standards to support NAC?
--  Is TNC just a standards body for Juniper/FUNK or is it a cross-vendor
    initiative?
--  How much more work is there to do with TCG TNC?
--  What will true interoperability mean to the success or failure of the
    NAC market?
    

"We are very excited to have Steve on the podcast because we were able to answer the questions that everyone's thinking about the TCG TNC initiative but haven't yet asked," said Mitchell Ashley, CTO and VP of Customer Experience at StillSecure. "StillSecure was one of the initial NAC vendors supporting TNC and we have been an active participant for quite some time. It's important that the market understands the goals of the TNC and how it will help drive industry-wide adoption of NAC."

The podcast is free and does not require registration. You can find the podcast on iTunes, www.theconvergingnetwork.com or www.stillsecureafteralltheseyears.com.

About StillSecure

StillSecure delivers network security solutions that protect IT business infrastructure. The integrated StillSecure suite provides preventative defense, enables compliance with regulatory information security policies, and actively blocks network attacks. StillSecure manages and reduces risk from network attack and noncompliance for some of the largest organizations in government, healthcare, financial services, and education. StillSecure solutions are available through its direct sales force and channel partners. For more information please call (303) 381-3830, or visit http://www.stillsecure.com.

About Trusted Computing Group

TCG is an industry standards body formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals, and devices. TCG specifications are designed to enable more secure computing environments without compromising functional integrity with the primary goal of helping users to protect their information from compromise due to external software attack and physical theft. More information and the organization's specifications are available at www.trustedcomputinggroup.org.

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