In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard and I talk to Dana Epp about DirectAccess.

DirectAccess is Microsoft’s new technology using Windows 7 (Enterprise or Ultimate) and Server 2008 R2 together to create remote connectivity that acts in all respects like you’re still inside the corporate network. DirectAccess has the potential to put client-initiated VPN connection out to pasture. The conversation also dives into IPv6, which is required for DirectAccess, digging into how IPv6 has probably been functioning fine over your IPv4 network and you didn’t even realize it!

Dana Epp, Scorpion Software’s founder and CEO, researches software security and sets the corporate vision in the convergence of information security principles and practices with digital information asset protection. As a computer security software architect, Dana has spent the last 15 years focusing on software development with a particular emphasis on security engineering. His latest research has been on risk-based authentication, focusing on strong two-factor authentication for small business.

Dana has been twice awarded the Community Spirit Award for Business in recognition of his ongoing initiatives in promoting high technology industries in his community, and won the 2001 Chamber of Commerce “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award. In 2006 and 2007 Mr. Epp has been honored with the award and distinction of “Microsoft Windows Security MVP” for his work and expertise in Windows security. Mr. Epp is the author of “Computer Security Concepts: Managing Business Threats in a Wired World,” a book written to explain at an executive level how to handle the threats of online risk as companies move to the new digital economy, and is the author of the popular security blog “Dana Epp’s Rambling at the Sanctuary.”

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