Within enterprise and large network we are seeing diverse set of users and computer and keeping the network secure is becoming a challenging job.
In response to this within a corporate network, Intel IT initiated the on-connect authentication (OCA) program, locking down and enabling security on network access ports using 802.1x standards and port security. 802.1x standard has been around for long time but recently it has picked up the momentum and for a big network it is not a very easy job to deploy and maintain. In a two-site pilot deployment, we gained insights, formulated best known practices, and developed automated tools and a strategy for an efficient global rollout to lock down every single access port at Intel. I hope you find our experience useful to you and I would also like to hear your experience on this.
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