NAT’D Managed Nodes
Protecting end points when companies are trying to reduce the number of public IP address through Network Address Translation
Since the 1990’s NAT has been increasingly used in large organizations as an essential tool in conserving global address space allocations in face of IPv4 address exhaustion.
The challenge is the connection to the host server are initiated from the end point causing problems for platforms that only push updates.
Most security platforms push AV, Application, and Security updates from the server.
The challenge is insure the necessary updates are deployed in a timely fashion without burdening the IT sta .
Autonomic Software’s Patch Manager for McAfee ePO has the capability to schedule NAT’d systems to pull updates from the Patch Server. The created client task “pulls” updates from the server at the scheduled times without adding additional work load to the IT sta . The Nat’d environments remain secure….. their security keeps the other nodes secure.