The management plane or MPP is a category of Network foundation protection (NFP) and the traffic flows from the administrator’s workstation and a Cisco IOS device is being remotely managed (telnet, ssh) failure occurs in the management plane, we lost the remote management. Management plane must be well protected to ensure business continuity and prevent external attacks on the company’s network infrastructure devices. to know more about Management Plane Protection in Cisco Networking, keep reading this article till the end.
The Cisco Network Foundation Protection provides the technologies and set of tools that are required to secure the Management plane.
The following measures are used to protect the Management Plane
- password policy
Confidentiality of data
1. Password Policy
The password policy is a set of rules and designed for computer security by encouraging users to employ strong passwords and use them properly. The Minimum Password Length and Password Composition, and limited login attempts are the terms in the password policy. some devices are restricted and access is only to the require persons.
- NTP ( Network time protocol)
The Network time protocol is used to time synchronization for network and security devices is critical for network-wide security event analysis and correlation. The enabling NTP has all infrastructure components is a fundamental requirement. The internal time servers have synchronized with external time sources or GPS based clock.
The schedule is arranged on headquarters on a secured network segment such as in management network module
- RBAC (Role-based Access Control System)
ln security field, the role-based access control or role-based security is used to restricting system access to authorized users. The employs role in an organization determines the permissions that the lower-level employees can’t access sensitive information of high-level tasks.
Role-based access control must access given only to authenticated users. The cisco authentication, authorization, and accounting-based technologies provide better mechanisms to effectively authenticate access
The authentication and authorization and all actions the user must be accounted for. The accounts create records for who is accessed the device The accounting is the third ‘A’ in the term authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) The AAA requires a server dedicated to providing these services
- Confidentiality of data
The confidentiality of data is referred to it is protecting the information from access by unauthorized parties The management protocols with strong authentication to prevent confidentiality attacks SSH ( secure shell ) and telnet are the example of secure network management protocol
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