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Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS 640-554) Foundation Learning Guide, Second Edition by Catherine Paquet

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Chapter 4. Securing the Management Plane on Cisco IOS Devices and AAA

This chapter describes how to securely implement the management and reporting features of Cisco IOS devices. More precisely, it discusses the following:

• Technologies used in secure management and reporting, such as syslog, Network Time Protocol (NTP), Secure Shell (SSH), and Simple Network Management Protocol version 3 (SNMPv3).

• Proper password configuration, management, and password recovery procedures and how to safeguard a copy of the operating system and configuration file with the use of authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) both locally and on an external database.

• The use and configuration of Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) as an external ...

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