802.1x in the Enterprise Network

Contributed by Harrison Forest.

This paper aims to provide a general over view of 802.1x authentication and its growing importance on enterprise networks today. It provides an overview of the mechanics involved with 802.1x framework and RADIUS authentication. The importance of mobile device management and bring your own device and there relations to 802.1x will also be discussed. The history and standardization of 802.1x will be explained to provide background information. Lastly, various dot1x solutions will be discussed and the significant benefits they provide to network and information security.

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