JUEX-NM-000650 - The Juniper EX switch must be configured to conduct backups of system level information contained in the information system when changes occur.


System-level information includes default and customized settings and security attributes, including firewall filters that relate to the network device configuration, as well as software required for the execution and operation of the device. Information system backup is a critical step in ensuring system integrity and availability. If the system fails and there is no backup of the system-level information, a denial-of-service condition is possible for all who utilize this critical network component.

This control requires the network device to support the organizational central backup process for system-level information associated with the network device. This function may be provided by the network device itself; however, the preferred best practice is a centralized backup rather than each network device performing discrete backups.


Configure the network device to conduct backups of system-level information contained in the information system when changes occur.

For NETCONF connections:
set system services netconf ssh
set system services netconf rfc-compliant

Note: The rfc command is recommended for compatibility in large enterprise but can be omitted if there are overriding operational considerations.

For device automated configuration offload:
set system archival configuration transfer-on-commit
set system archival configuration archive-sites '<scp|sftp>://<username>@<address>/<path without trailing slash (/)>' password '<PSK>'

See Also


Item Details


References: 800-53|CM-6b., 800-53|CP-9b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-000537, Rule-ID|SV-253942r944360_rule, STIG-ID|JUEX-NM-000650, Vuln-ID|V-253942

Plugin: Juniper

Control ID: a97268b9e21fc1675da14a3c8bfc830e0703b69784831adfceb9bc46da82e2f2