Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager is now integrated with Microsoft endpoint protection platforms

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Aruba, today announced the integration of Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager with
Microsoft endpoint protection platforms to deliver significant advances in enterprise cyberattack
protection. This integration allows ClearPass to control access to critical network resources
based on endpoint security intelligence provided by Microsoft, reducing the risk posed by
compromised network connections.

As a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, an ecosystem of independent
security software vendors that are dedicated to building integrated solutions to better defend
against cyber threats, Aruba has completed integration, testing and verification of ClearPass
Policy Manager with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, a unified management platform that includes
Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. ClearPass Policy Manager has also been
integrated with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a unified endpoint
security platform designed to help enterprises prevent, detect, investigate and respond to
advanced threats.

Aruba has also collaborated with Microsoft to improve the efficiency and security of access
control communications by developing a standardized approach to support multiple
authentication methods and identity types in a single authentication request. The solution uses
the Tunneled EAP (TEAP) protocol to combine both machine and user identities in a single
request.

“Protecting enterprises against attacks requires a holistic approach to security based on an
open approach to device and application protection,” said Michael Tennefoss, vice president of
Strategic Partnerships at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “Aruba’s ClearPass
provides policy management on network infrastructure from any vendor, while Microsoft
Endpoint Manager provides secure, integrated management of devices and applications from
any source. Operating in concert, ClearPass and Microsoft Endpoint Manager address endpoint
security for a very broad range of IT, IoT, BYOD and operational technology (OT) devices and
applications used in different vertical markets.”

ClearPass Policy Manager leverages device-level context from Microsoft Endpoint Manager and
Microsoft Defender ATP to establish, implement and enforce policies for network and
application-level access, including distributed SD-WAN locations. ClearPass enforces a Zero Trust environment whereby IT, IoT and OT devices are blocked from accessing the network
until their identities have been verified. ClearPass provides granular access control decisions
based on endpoint security and compliance posture from Microsoft Endpoint Manager and
Microsoft Defender ATP.

ClearPass Policy Manager for Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft Defender ATP are
available now.

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