Chapter 4. IP Data Plane Security

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

• Data plane techniques to protect the network edge and core, including the different router interface types

• Techniques to protect the network and to mitigate network attacks within the data plane by using control plane techniques

• Layer 2 Ethernet techniques to protect switched Ethernet LANs

Chapter 2, “Threat Models for IP Networks,” reviewed the many threats facing IP networks and Layer 2 Ethernet and IP VPN networks. This chapter describes security measures available within the data plane to protect against those IP network threats. Chapters 5 through 7 will review techniques to secure and mitigate attacks within the IP control, management, and services ...

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