Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q99

A network administrator needs to provide daily network usage reports on all layer 3 devices without compromising any data while gathering the information. Which of the following would be configured to provide these reports?

A. SNMP
B. SNMPv3
C. ICMP
D. SSH

Correct Answer: B
Section: Network Security

Explanation:
Currently, SNMP is predominantly used for monitoring and performance management. SNMPv3 defines a secure version of SNMP and also facilitates remote configuration of the SNMP entities.

Incorrect Answers:
A: You can use SNMP to interact with several network devices to acquire status information, performance data, statistics, and configuration details via a management console.

C: ICMP is a protocol that is commonly used by tools such as ping, traceroute, and pathping.

D: SSH transmits both authentication traffic and data in a secured encrypted form. Thus, no information is exchanged in clear text. This makes SSH a secure alternative to Telnet,
which transmits both authentication credentials and data in clear text.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Network_Management_Protocol
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 42, 46, 47