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Network Administrators Survival Guide by CCIE No. 10401 Anand Deveriya

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Chapter 8. Router and Switch Security

Routers and switches are an integral part of present-day networks. Hardening the routers and switches against potential attacks is an essential part of a Netadmin’s duties. This chapter covers the tools used for the following tasks:

This chapter includes references to many of the security features offered by Cisco routers and switches; however, the primary goal of this chapter is to introduce some of the commonly available tools for testing and implementing security on Cisco routers and switches.

Router and Switch Security Overview

“You are only as secure as your weakest link.” Network security professionals often encounter this adage. Present-day networks deploy security ...

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