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NAC—L2 IEEE 802.1x
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NAC - L2 IEEE 802.1x

NAC--L2 IEEE 802.1x

Last Updated: November 21, 2012

This feature extends NAC support to Layer 2 switches and wireless access points.

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Information About NAC--L2 IEEE 802.1x

Network Admission Control

Cisco IOS Release 12.4(15)T and later releases support NAC layer 2 (L2) IEEE 802.1x, which extends NAC support to Layer 2 switches and wireless access points. Network admission control (NAC) is a Cisco Systems sponsored initiative that uses the network infrastructure to enforce security policy compliance on all devices seeking to access network computing resources, thereby limiting damage from viruses and worms.

Using NAC, you can provide network access to endpoint devices such as PCs, PDAs, and servers that are verified to be fully compliant with an established security policy. NAC can also identify noncompliant devices and deny them access, place them in a quarantined area, or give them restricted access to computing resources.

Additional References for NAC--L2 IEEE 802.1x

The following sections provide references related to NAC--L2 IEEE 802.1x.

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Standards

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Feature Information for NAC--L2 IEEE 802.1x

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 1 Feature Information for NAC--L2 IEEE 802.1x
Feature Name Releases Feature Information

NAC--L2 IEEE 802.1x

12.4(15)T

This feature extends NAC support to Layer 2 switches and wireless access points.

There are no new or modified commands associated with this feature.

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