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May 01, 2008
Wave Systems Demos Hardware-based Network Endpoint Validation at Interop

In an effort to limit data access by using proof-of-encryption for Seagate FDE hard drives, and to extend Juniper Networks’ (News - Alert) Unified Access Control (UAC) authentication, Wave Systems is displaying its Network Access Control (NAC) solution this week at the Interop (News - Alert) show in Las Vegas.

This solution verifies the presence and state of a full disk encryption hard drives as a prerequisite for network access. The result is assurance that only computers in full compliance of security policies that comply fully with the company’s security policies will be allowed on the network.
The joint solution offers robust platform authentication and strong protection against software attacks that create “lying endpoints.” Wave's EMBASSY Endpoint Enforce ensures that the endpoint integrity data collected is not compromised or otherwise altered as it measures, validates and reports on the integrity of the Juniper UAC client components.
By making use of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip to measure, sign and store endpoint integrity metrics, Wave’s software extends the security of commercially available NAC solutions.
“We believe that the ability to verify the health and data protection capabilities of PCs before granting access to networks and confidential data is a critical step for protecting enterprises,” said Brian Berger, executive vice president of marketing and sales at Wave Systems. “We look forward to providing attendees at Interop 2008 with multiple demonstrations of how Wave’s hardware-based security solutions can make this process a reality for their organizations.”
In this demonstration, Wave will also show how standards-based, client PC security hardware can ensure the integrity of the machines on a corporate network. It enhance the capabilities of traditional NAC solutions.
Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

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