To improve the security level of a Router or Switch, we take different types of measures. This could be the removal of an existing system service or update some current configuration.

Router/Switch hardening is the process of doing the ‘right’ things for the network security. The goal is to enhance the security level of infrastructure. There are many aspects to securing a system properly. Yet, the basics are similar for most operating systems. So the system hardening process for Routers and Switches is that that special.

Our some of Router/Switch hardening steps:

  • Check that the framework used is up-to-date
  • Check all updates and patches for OS and services
  • Disable unused router/switch interfaces
  • Disable all unused services, accessible ports.
  • Disable management protocols that you are not using
  • Disable features that are techniques for re-directing your traffic
  • Disable features that are techniques for probes and scans in reconnaissance attacks
  • Ensure security of terminal connections
  • Password policies control for all authentication required services
  • Disable gratuitous ARP and proxy ARP
  • Disable IP-directed broadcasts
  • SNMP security checks
  • HTTPs usage instead of HTTP
  • Disable DNS when not in use or configure securely.
  • Removing Un-secure services like telnet
  • Enable Logging
  • SIEM connectivity check
  • Access control between VLANs

If you would like to find out how Router/switch hardening service can be beneficial for your company or more information about our service, please contact our security experts to get a free quick consultation.