Cisco SECURE 1.0: Advanced Control Plane Security Controls

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


The control plane in an Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Layer 3 device provides traffic routing functions by building the device routing and forwarding tables. This often involves cooperation with nearby devices using dynamic routing protocols. These interactions must be controlled in multiple aspects by authenticating the associations between devices, discarding malicious routing information, and protecting the resources of each device against excessive use. This course examines a number of defenses in Cisco IOS Software that protect the control plane: infrastructure access control lists (ACLs), Control Plane Policing (CoPP), Control Plane Protection, routing protocol authentication, and routing protocol information filtering.

Target Audience

Network professionals responsible for securing and managing their network infrastructures, who have CCNA certification, CCNA Security certification (IINS), and a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Advanced Security Controls

  • sequence the steps to deploy control plane security features
  • recognize how to deploy infrastructure ACLs
  • Control Plane Policing

  • sequence the tasks to configure Control Plane Policing
  • configure Control Plane Policing
  • Control Plane Protection

  • describe the guidelines for implementing Control Plane Protection
  • Configuring Control Plane Protection

    Routing Protocol Authentication Methods

  • configure routing protocol authentication
  • Routing Protocol Authentication without Keychains

  • identify the guidelines for implementing routing protocol authentication without keychains
  • identify the guidelines for deploying routing protocol filtering