Course Description

Access Control Lists (ACLs) on Cisco Routers

Access Control Lists (ACLs) are a key aspect of network security and are commonly used on Cisco routers to control traffic flow. ACLs act as filters that allow or deny traffic based on defined criteria. Understanding how to configure and manage ACLs on Cisco routers is essential for network administrators to secure their networks effectively.

There are two main types of ACLs: standard ACLs and extended ACLs. Standard ACLs filter traffic based on the source IP address, while extended ACLs can filter based on various criteria such as source and destination IP addresses, protocols, and port numbers.

Configuring ACLs involves creating a list of rules that specify the conditions under which traffic should be permitted or denied. These rules are then applied to specific interfaces on the router to control the flow of traffic in and out of the network.

By effectively implementing ACLs, network administrators can enhance network security by restricting access to sensitive resources, preventing certain types of traffic from entering the network, and mitigating potential security threats.

It is important for IT professionals and network engineers to have a solid understanding of how ACLs work and how to configure them on Cisco routers. This knowledge is crucial for maintaining a secure and well-functioning network infrastructure.