Network administrators face many threats from both inside and outside the walls of their infrastructure. This paper discusses the risks that everyone faces along with ways to mitigate the exposure and resulting damage from such an attack. It will also focus on new devices being produced to provide increased security. Despite their slipping market share in router sales to Juniper, Cisco remains the largest provider of Routers, which are used to provide the backbone for the majority of companies today . Because of the large role Cisco routers play in the infrastructure of the internet and the nature of the protocols these routers use; it has placed a large target on them from hackers wanting to exploit these vulnerabilities.
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