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802.1X Terminology- Port ‘Closed’
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2012 07:03
Written by JJ
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Recently, I’ve been asked to explain my choice of terminology when describing 802.1X during various talks and presentations. One piece of verbiage I tend to use is that an 802.1X-enabled port is ‘shut off’ or ‘closed’ prior to endpoint authentication.

My choice of words seems to raise a few eyebrows with my audience. You, like several others, may ask- “That seems like an ‘untechnical’ term, shouldn’t you say it ‘disables’ the port?”  (more…)

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NAC’s Polymorphic Paradigm
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2012 07:06
Written by JJ
Thursday, March 27th, 2008

The recent post on ‘What’s holding back NAC’ elicited some great replies, both public and private. One comment, from Todd over at Napera brought up a great point regarding the ‘origins’ of NAC as we know it.

While all the innovative start-ups were working steadily on a new generation of security solutions, a majority of the industry’s big dogs jumped on the NACwagon, riding the buzzwords by simply re-branding a current technology as NAC. (more…)

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What’s holding back NAC?
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2012 07:07
Written by JJ
Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

We’ve all been watching some of the pioneering NAC vendors domino down over the past several months. The Lockdown tumble has some questioning the industry again, and as Alan notes, these happenings fuel the fires of NAC’s nay-sayers. (In my opinion, it’s like throwing metal onto open flame… may affect the metal, won’t feed the flame, makes for great steaks). (more…)

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