Front panel security

The front panel security features provide the ability to independently enable or disable some of the functions of the two buttons located on the front of the switch for clearing the password (Clear button) or restoring the switch to its factory default configuration (Reset+Clear buttons together). The ability to disable password recovery is also provided for situations which require a higher level of switch security.

The front-panel security features are designed to prevent malicious users from:
  • Resetting the password(s) by pressing the Clear button

  • Restoring the factory default configuration by using the Reset+Clear button combination.

  • Gaining management access to the switch by having physical access to the switch itself