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Identity Based Networking: IEEE 802.1X and Beyond

This intermediate session focuses on recent and upcoming innovations in the IOS identity framework. Over the last decade, IEEE 802.1X has become the cornerstone of identity-enabled networks. With a new framework, we've taken the concept of identity-aware networking beyond 802.1X... because it's not just about security anymore. We're starting with a review of the three deployment models (Monitor Mode, Low Impact Mode, and Open Mode), highlighting best practices, benefits, limitations, and advanced features such as NEAT. Subsequently, we're going to show you a fresh approach which has been designed from the ground up to be extensible, flexible and agile to enable new use cases, address existing challenges and leverage the intelligence of the network. We will discuss the architecture, the policy model and various use cases demonstrating the new policy model. The target audience are security and network administrators and architects.