Provided by: International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT)
Date Added: Nov 2012
The current considerations of IEEE 802.1X are an IEEE standard for Port-based Network Access Control (PNAC). It is part of the IEEE 802.1 group of networking protocols; it provides an authentication mechanism to devices wishing to attach to a LAN or WLAN. Enables Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) to support a variety of upper layer authentication methods each with different advantages and drawbacks. Most of these methods can be the ideal choice for a definite network and security requirements accordingly.