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802.1X: Port-Based Authentication Standard for Network Access Control (NAC) - A Secure, Strong and Flexible Framework for Network Access Control (NAC)

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Executive Summary

The 802.1X standard is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard for port-based network access control. The 802.1X standard delivers powerful authentication and data privacy as part of its robust, extensible security framework. It is this strong security, assured authentication, and stout data protection that has made the 802.1X standard the core ingredient in today's most successful Network Access Control (NAC) solutions. Learn about the 802.1X standard - what it is, what it is comprised of, and how it works - and how 802.1X provides a solid, standards-based foundation for many of today's NAC solutions, while enhancing their ability to work with and over heterogeneous network environments.

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