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OpenSEA Adds Open Source Spice to 802.1x

May 14, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"IEEE 802.1x promises port-level authentication with security for both wired and wireless users. But it's a promise that has not yet been fully realized on an industry-wide level for a variety of reasons, among which is the open availability of an enterprise-class standard client for interfacing with 802.1x

"A new consortium called OpenSEA (Open Secure Edge Access) is hoping to make 802.1x more pervasive by developing an enterprise-class open source 802.1x supplicant. OpenSEA's members include Aruba Networks, Extreme Networks, Identity Engines, Infoblox, Symantec, TippingPoint and Trapeze Networks..."

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