Using Configuration Manager 2007 to Extend Software Update Compliance Across Networks
Based in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software, services, and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The prevalence of Internet-originated threats from malicious software made safeguarding the Microsoft corporate network a challenge. Microsoft IT wanted a solution that helped protect the network perimeter while granting access only to computers that had required software updates. Microsoft IT employed Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with Network Access Protection (NAP) to enforce compliance with required software updates.