Server Discovery and Validation Specification

10/16/2017 Specification

This specification provides a standard means by which an endpoint may discover the presence of various types of Trusted Network Communications (TNC) and related servers and determine whether those servers are recognized and thus suitable for interaction. A Policy Decision Point (PDP) is one example of such a server, but the specification supports many server types, including servers associated with the IETF’s Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA) standards, as well as vendor-proprietary server types. As such, the Server Discovery and Validation specification allows dynamic creation of relationships between an endpoint and the servers with which it must interact.