As was stated in the introduction, the communications architecture of all switches and routers is segmented into three different planes which are vulnerable to security attacks. Understanding not only how to secure these planes, but to troubleshoot and resolve potential problems based on implemented solutions is a core requirement of any network engineer. The communications architecture planes of network devices are:
- The Management Plane
- The Control Plane
- The Forwarding Plane
The Management Plane
The management plane is responsible for management functions. The management plane is used to manage a device . . .
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