What are the security best practices for management access lines "Mngmnt, Vty, Console" in EXOS?

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Hello everybody,

I have many X440 switches outdoor so many people could physically access, and I need to know the best practices to save the management ports and lines on the switches. with the reference links if possible.

Thank you all,
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Yusuf Kabbara

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Posted 2 months ago

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Eric Burke

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Not sure about physical security options (other than keeping them in locked enclosures). At a minimum I'd change the failsafe credentials, implement a new admin user and delete the default "admin" and "user" accounts. Turn off ports that are not needed and further, park them in a VLAN that goes nowhere.  Ensure that password lockout is enabled too.  Hope this helps...

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