Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA): Overview and Requirements
RFC 5209

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Subject: Document Action: 'Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA): 
         Overview and Requirements' to Informational RFC 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA): Overview and Requirements '
   <draft-ietf-nea-requirements-08.txt> as an Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Network Endpoint Assessment Working 
Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Tim Polk and Pasi Eronen.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-nea-requirements-08.txt

Technical Summary

    This document defines the problem statement, scope and
    protocol requirements between the components of the NEA
    (Network Endpoint Assessment) reference model.  NEA provides
    owners of networks (e.g. an enterprise offering remote access)
    a mechanism to evaluate the posture of a system.  This may
    take place during the request for network access and/or
    subsequently at any time while connected to the network.
    The learned posture information can then be applied to a
    variety of compliance oriented decisions.  The posture
    information is frequently useful for detecting systems
    that are lacking or have out of date security protective  
    mechanisms such as: anti-virus and host-based firewall
    software.
 
Working Group Summary
 
    This document is a product of the Network Endpoint Assessement 
    (nea) Working Group.  There is strong consensus in the WG to
    publish this document.
 
Protocol Quality
 
   Tim Polk reviewed this specification for the IESG.  There is at least
   one group of WG participants drafting protocol specifications to
   meet the requirements in this document.