Chapter 7. IP Services Plane Security

In this chapter, you learn about the following:

• How services plane traffic differs from data, control, and management plane traffic in terms of packet processing and forwarding

• How services plane traffic can be protected by direct packet classification and policy enforcement mechanisms

• How additional services plane security techniques that use indirect mechanisms can be used to protect signaling and other protocol-specific service support components

Chapter 1, “Internet Protocol Operations Fundamentals,” reviewed the IP traffic planes and provided an introductory explanation of how these traffic planes were processed by various hardware and software architectures. As you learned, the services plane ...

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