Best practices to secure out of bound management access

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May 18th, 2010
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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
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Hi,


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:

www.cisco.com/go/srnd


Chose the security section...


Hope it helps.


Federico.

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