Endpoint security is one of today’s most important subjects in the area of IT Security. Several architectures focus on this subject, e.g. Cisco NAC, Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) and Trusted Computing Group’s Trusted Network Connect (TNC). The Trusted Network Connect Sub Group (TNC-SG) has defined and released an open architecture and a set of standards for interoperable network access control (NAC) solutions. The TNC architecture enables network operators to enforce policies regarding endpoint integrity at or after network connection.
TNC@FHH is an open source implementation of the TNC architecture. TNC@FHH implements many core TNC components and the main interfaces between them. Its first release was the result of two completed master’s theses at the Fachhochschule Hannover, University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Among other things, TNC@FHH features:
In the last months, several aspects of the implementation have changed:
Documentation for TNC@FHH is provided as part of the downloadable tarballs. Furthermore, our wiki contains how-tos that describe the installation and configuration process in detail.