Catalyst 3550 Security

Because the 3550 family of Catalyst switches uses the IOS-based command-line interface, the handling of the basic security features on the switch is virtually the same as it is on the router. By the time this book is released, the 3550 switches will even offer full support of routing protocol security. For now, use Access Control Lists (ACLs), covered in Chapter 16, to enforce remote administration security.

A few security concepts, however, remain specific to the Catalyst switch. Among them is the network security configuration with ACLs, mentioned in the preceding paragraph, and L2VPN, covered in Chapter 25, “Internet Service Provider Security Services.” In this lesson, you concentrate on port-based traffic control configuration. ...

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