Router Security Features

SMB's routers and network switches, just like network hosts (servers and workstations), are a potential target for hackers and inside intruders. A router is not a direct repository of an SMB's confidential information in the form of financial statements, minutes from board meetings, memos outlining a business strategy, or e-mail databases, but, potentially, all of that information could pass through a router while being accessed or transferred across the network. This is another case for VPN deployment.

By manipulating a router's routing tables, packets carrying confidential data could be redirected to a compromised subnet and captured for future decoding. If the information in the packets is not encrypted, it is almost ...

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