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.
The control plane is responsible ...