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    IEEE 802.1X for Wired Networks and Internet Protocol Security with Microsoft Windows

    This white paper examines and compared 802.1X for wired networks and IPsec.
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        Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 and Windows® XP support both the IEEE 802.1X standard for wired networks and the Internet Protocol security (IPsec) Internet standard. The IEEE 802.1X standard for wired networks provides authentication and authorization protection at the network edge where a host attaches to the network. IPsec provides peer authentication and cryptographic protection of IP traffic from end-to-end. This white paper describes the security and capabilities of 802.1X for wired networks and IPsec based on industry standards and their support in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, and provides comparison information when evaluating deployment of these security technologies.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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