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 ...