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TOPIC: Does anyone use 802.1X?

Does anyone use 802.1X? 8 years 7 months ago #33331

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I'm working on my CCNA Security exam and I came across the subject of 802.1X port level authentication. It may just be me, but does anyone think that this type of security may be a little overkill? Does anyone in the field know of any organizations or companies that actually have this type of security implemented in their network?

Just wondering..

Re: Does anyone use 802.1X? 8 years 7 months ago #33335

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Yea I implemented it once for a company. It's not overkill imo. You can also configure in which VLAN the users will be put based on their login information/certificate.

Re: Does anyone use 802.1X? 8 years 7 months ago #33336

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You can also use it in wireless access points that supports it. They use WPA which can use 802.1X to overcome the security issues found in WEP.

Re: Does anyone use 802.1X? 8 years 7 months ago #33341

I've done it too; more common than you might think

Free 802.1X/RADIUS service 8 years 7 months ago #33368

If you want to mess around with 802.1X, check out AuthenticateMyWiFi from NoWiresSecurity: . They offer free and paid subscriptions to their outsourced RADIUS servers.

Re: Does anyone use 802.1X? 8 years 6 months ago #33385

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I've also implemented 802.1x at a couple of customer and I recon its an awesome service to provide. I actually used it with a Microsoft IAS (Internet Access Server) which played the role of a radius server and integrated the user authentication with Active Directory. Worked like a charm on both physical switches and access points.
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