Is there a way to actually authenticate each pc that connects to a network. What i mean is we have a pretty large network about 200 local users. We also have a bunch of ports in the building that are just sitting live for anyone to plug into. I understand i could disable these ports to prevent that, but what about if an unknown user just walked in and unplugged another pc and plugged his laptop in?
We have a windows based network 2003 and 2000 with a windows dhcp server.
Is there software? hardware? Let me know if there is anything i can explain about my network.
Almost all users are connected via cisco switches... but we do have 2 older dlink 48 port ones.
This all came about as i am creating a wireless network private and public to secure that... but then i thought about the users just plugging in.
any help would be great!!