Chapter 3. Cisco Network Foundation Protection

Introducing Cisco Network Foundation Protection

Cisco Network Foundation Protection (NFP) is a concept designed to protect the network infrastructure. Today our networks must connect to the Internet, and because we’re connected to the Internet, we are open to numerous risks. NFP protects your network by providing security for your network infrastructure devices themselves. Your network devices are typically broken down into three pieces. The control plane routes your traffic. The data plane forwards your packets. And the management plane provides you management access. If any of these planes is inaccessible, that becomes a problem. NFP provides protection for each one of these planes. NFP uses the ...

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