This chapter provides an overview of the security features included on your switch. Access security features outlines the access security and authentication features, while Network security features highlights the additional features designed to help secure and protect your network. For detailed information on individual features, see the references provided.

Before you connect your switch to a network, Hewlett Packard Enterprise strongly recommends that you review the section Getting started with access security. It outlines potential threats for unauthorized switch and network access, and provides guidelines on how to prepare the switch for secure network operation.