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ios hardening

Hi ,

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

Thanks in advance

Raj

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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: ios hardening

Hi Raj

Try this as a good starting point for hardening Cisco routers.

http://www.nsa.gov/snac/downloads_cisco.cfm?MenuID=scg10.3.1

HTH

Jon

Re: ios hardening

Yes, Jon's link is a good source. Been looking for it as I lost my link when my PC crash. Thank you Jon.

You can also try this http://www.cymru.com/Documents/secure-ios-template.html

..and if you have a local library, you can check for the Hardening Cisco Routers book from Oreily by Thomas Akin

New Member

Re: ios hardening

Raj,

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 - www.cisecurity.org). 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 www.cisecurity.org 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.

Scott

Bronze

Re: ios hardening

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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