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Console Port Security

Hi,

I had a question about console port security. We have some production switches that are not locked up in our enviroment - leaving them vulnerable to a break-in. I don't want to disable the recovery feature as I might need it. Are there locks you can purchase for console ports? If not, can ethernet port locks work in a console port? I know that there are locks you can purchase for ethernet ports.

Thanks, Pat.

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Console Port Security

Hi Patrick,

Have you consider putting password on console ??

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This way, even if some unauthorised person tries to console to your devices, he would be asked for console password.

PS: Yes here the catch is, if that person is knowlegible then he might go for password recovery mechanism...

Regards,

Smitesh

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Console Port Security

Smitesh,

I'm referring to a break-in only. The switch is still vulnerable to that. Of course, I have passwords on our console ports.My question was if anyone knew of any console port locks and if the ones used for ethernet ports would work.

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