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CCNP Security Secure 642-637 Quick Reference by Andrew Mason

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Chapter 6. Cisco Network Foundation Protection

Network Foundation Protection (NPF) is a Cisco technology implemented in IOS devices to protect the Cisco network equipment from network-based threats. To implement NFP, Cisco has broken down the network devices into three planes: control plane, data plane, and management plane. Together these planes provide a methodical approach to provide protection to the core functionality of Cisco IOS-based devices.

• The control plane provides the ability to route the packets correctly within your IOS device.

• The data plane forwards your packets.

• The management plane provides the user with management or administrative access to the IOS device.

Control Plane Protection

The control plane is responsible ...

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