A MAC address, or a media access control address
, is a unique identifier for a network interface which in turn provides data such as where you have been, are going, how much time you have spent in that particular location and to an extent how many times you have been to a particular location.
In addition, port security allows users to disable ports or control end-device connectivity based on the media access control address
By recognising device and user via port and media access control address
, UNP can assign service provisioning requirements,securityprofiles, expected QoS levels, and the priority of the conversation for the corporation, Alcatel-Lucent says.
Each virtual computer also has its own Internet protocol and media access control address
, and can be monitored.
MAC: Media Access Control address
, a hardware address that uniquely identifies each piece of equipment