Best practices to secure out of bound management access

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May 18th, 2010

What are the best practices to secure Out Of Bound Management (OOBM) access?

I planning to put in an DSL link for OOBM. I have a console switch which supports SSH and VPN based on IPSec with NAT traversal. My questions are -

Is it secure enough?

Do I need to have a router/firewall in front of the console switch?

Im planing to put a Cisco 1841 router as an edge router. What do you think?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Federico Coto F... Fri, 05/21/2010 - 19:56


You're going to have an OOB access via VPN?

This is pretty secure (if talking about IPsec)

An 1841 should work fine.

You can check the design recommendations here:

Chose the security section...

Hope it helps.



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