Two Factor Authenication Mechanism

New hardware devices added to secure networks require authentication to verify that the devices belong on the secure network. When an administrator needs to add a new piece of hardware to the network, the rights and privileges for the new hardware must be validated, using a variety of authentication protocols.

Publication Date
28 July 2009

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