I appreciate some of the most obvious advantages of security on both switches and routers are things like stopping unauthorized access and preventing any unwanted configurations.
However, I can't think of any disadvantages that are really worth considering when configuring a device, things like:
- Strength of password determines security level.
- Security beyond the password is based solely on confidentiality.
But these are not really points that would make anyone think twice about adding security to the devices.
Are there any others you have perhaps come across or know that may effect the network, or devices themselves? Is there even a disadvantage to adding security to a switch or router?