International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research
Router is one of the most important components of any network. Their main aim is taking routing decision to forward a packet to its destination. It can be a home or small office router which takes the users traffic on the internet; or it can also be one of the core routers which form the backbone of the internet. Being such an important component, routers are often targeted for attacks. It thus becomes necessary to apply some kind of security mechanism to protect them. This paper gives a survey of different methods for router management and security. The aim is to detect any anomalous behavior of router which can lead to collapse of entire network.