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SWLAN access points must implement MAC filtering.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-30359 WIR0226 SV-40014r1_rule ECWN-1 Low
Medium access control (MAC) filtering is a mechanism for ensuring that only authorized devices connect to the WLAN. While there are other methods to achieve similar protection with greater assurance, MAC filtering can be employed as a defense-in-depth measure.
Harris SecNet 11 / 54 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2011-10-07


Check Text ( C-39028r1_chk )
Detailed Policy Requirements:

MAC filtering must be implemented to enable the SWLAN AP to perform client device access control.

Check Procedures:

Verify MAC address filtering has been implemented on site SWLAN access points. Have the system administrator log into a sample of site SWLAN access points (2-3 devices) and show MAC address filtering has been enabled.
Mark as a finding if MAC filtering has not been enabled.
Fix Text (F-34123r1_fix)
Implement MAC filtering on the SWLAN access point.