ios hardening

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Mar 2nd, 2007

Hi ,

Can anyone please provide some links for ios hardening for the cisco router?

Thanks in advance


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Working on Jon's recommendations of NSA guidelines - these guidelines are also used with CIS Level-1 and Level-2 Guidelines (The Center for Internet Security - The nice part of utilizing these types of guidelines is that there are tools that can audit against these guidelines (which can also be found on the website).

A Cisco specific tool is the now EOL'd Cisco Security Auditor, which is now becoming Cisco Network Compliance Manager.

Hope that this is helpful.


clausonna Fri, 03/02/2007 - 05:30

Check out the Ciscopress book "Cisco Router Firewall Security" by Richard Deal. Its well written and will give you a solid foundation in router hardening and IOS firewalls. Highly recommended.


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