The gold standard protocol for network access control (NAC) is the foundation of portnox's security solutions.

As our networks change to encompass remote work, IoT devices, and BYOD, NAC software has stood the test of time to keep networks secure. What makes NAC so great? 802.1X - the standard for port-based authentication. In the face of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks, zero trust security is key - and a NAC is a crucial part of any zero trust security strategy.


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802.1X authentication: Tried & true network security.

Portnox Cloud uses 802.1X because it has not only stood the test of time, but remains the gold standard. 802.1X was developed in 2001 and has survived thanks to the flexibility it provides when used in conjunction with a NAC along with the security of the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). Take your access control beyond just usernames and passwords with certificate-based authentication, MAC-Based filtering, and role-based access.

Portnox + 802.1X: Traversing the cloud safely & efficiently.

When you use our award-winning cloud-based network access control solution, rest assured all of your data is encrypted via the 802.1X protocol. Thanks to this protocol being so widely adopted, we offer a truly vendor-agnostic solution that works with the equipment you already have in place. Sign up for a trial today and see how easy zero trust can be!

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