The HP FlexFabric Switch must be configured to disable non-essential capabilities.
A compromised router introduces risk to the entire network infrastructure as well as data resources that are accessible via the network. The perimeter defense has no oversight or control of attacks by malicious users within the network. Preventing network breaches from within is dependent on implementing a comprehensive defense-in-depth strategy including securing each device connected to the network. This is accomplished by following and implementing all security guidance applicable for each node type. A fundamental step in securing each router is to enable only the capabilities required for operation.
Disable unsecure protocols and services on the HP FlexFabric Switch: [HP] undo ftp server enable [HP] undo telnet server enable Note: By default, both FTP and Telnet services are disabled.
Review the configuration to verify that non-essential services are not enabled, if these services are enabled, this is a finding: [HP] display ftp-server FTP is not configured. [HP] display current-configuration | include telnet Note: When Telnet server is enabled, the output for this command is telnet server enable.