Which of these would be a common use of 802.1X?
A) Encrypt all of the data on a wireless network
B) Create a secure channel to a web server
C) Block certain application flows across the network
D) Gather statistics from infrastructure devices and servers
E) Prevent access to a wireless network without proper credentials
F) The best part of my network design is the myriad letter and number combinations
The answer: E) Prevent access to a wireless network without proper credentials
The 802.1X protocol is commonly used on wireless networks to restrict access to the network unless the proper username and password is provided. 802.1X is used only for authentication, not for data encryption.
Want to know more? Watch “Wireless Encryption.”
Our wireless networks wouldn’t be very useful if we weren’t able to protect our data. In this video, you’ll learn which encryption types to use and which ones to avoid.