Campus networks have many features and parameters that must be managed by network administrators in order to facilitate a reliable and scalable network. Many times, the balancing of these parameters does not allow for a great level of control concerning who and what is plugged into the ports of the network devices. The IEEE 802.1X standard offers a standardized method for controlling port access in a central location on a user or device basis. 802.1X is one of many emerging standards that are helping facilitate the control of campus networks.
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