Wireless authentication with usernames and 802.1x

If you’re at all interested in keeping your network and data secure it’s necessary to implement 802.1x. This authentication standard has a few significant benefits over the typical wireless network password used by many companies.

  1. It makes sure wireless clients are logging into _your_ wireless network. It’s very easy for an attacker to create a wireless network with the same name as yours and have clients connect and unknowingly send sensitive data over it.
  2. Authentication is specific to the user. The wireless network password isn’t the same for everyone. People who leave and their account gets disabled lose access immediately.

All enterprise network hardware supports 802.1x and NetCal can implement it to keep your network flexible, fast and secure.

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