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Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

Extensible authentication protocol (EAP) is an authentication protocol for permitting wireless network access. Compared to a basic password-protected dial-up or wired protocol, EAP uses a more sophisticated authentication mechanism for network and internet connections.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

Businesses use EAP to protect specific portals when connecting computers to an encrypted wireless network. EAP allows identifying information to be sent for network authentication. This can include digital certificates, one-time passwords, token cards, smart cards, and public-key encryption. Only authenticated users can gain access to the network through EAP. As a result, the network is faster, more secure, and less congested.

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