MAC Address Control

By mcameron2 ·
Hi , the team and I are in the process of acquiring new physical sites for our company (from the IT Point of view) as they have taken over a company

great for business not so great for the IT team!

We are trying to figure out a way to control MAC Addresses so when we bring over the new staff and equipment from all 3 sites which are spread out in the UK , we can create a white list of mac addresses that we allow (this list will be created while we add each device one by one over the "big" weekend) to our network and then the idea is that we need to have a way to auto block any devices whose MAC address isn't on our list from accessing our network

Apologies if this isn't clear, things are hectic today at work!
Any ideas?
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Re: Mac address control

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to MAC Address Control

That should be a function of or near the first device (modem) that is connected to the internet or maybe your VPN server (assuming they connect via VPN). So it depends on your infrastructure, unknown to us.

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Sending your IT staff down the well?

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to MAC Address Control

Many phones and now PCs randomize the MAC Address so this sort of control may be a great way to increase your IT staff and support call volume.

Why isn't the classic access control of name, password and maybe Two and Many Factor Authentication used over the fragile and easy to spoof MAC Address system?

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