Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

Securing the Console and Aux ports

We are about to install a router in 3rd part office. How do I secure the Console and Aux ports? I have the ports password protected, and have restricted traffic to specific host pairs using access list etc, but I would like to take it just that stage further.

2 REPLIES
New Member

Re: Securing the Console and Aux ports

Well, it depends on what you mean by "secure the Console and Aux ports."

For the short answer, the "Improving Security on Cisco Routers" paper below should be helpful in "going to the next step" as it addresses some common and quick steps you can take to lock down your router and network better.

The SAFE document should help you be more strategic in your security implementation by prompting you to develop a tailored security policy for your company which will dictate what specific steps you take on individual routers, how you will handle a security violation, how you will handle an active attack, etc.

Improving Security on Cisco Routers

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/21.html

SAFE

Extending the Security Blueprint to Small, Midsize, and Remote-User Networks

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/so/cuso/epso/sqfr/safes_wp.htm

Here are two of my favorite security links:

Security Technical Tips

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/

Security Configuration Guide

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122cgcr/fsecur_c/index.htm

HTH

Jeff

New Member

Re: Securing the Console and Aux ports

If you mean disabling the console and/or aux ports you can

use "no exec" but ensure you have some kind of back door ie.Telnet access.

Regards

Mike

557
Views
0
Helpful
2
Replies
CreatePlease login to create content