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Definition of SNMP

SNMP is the simple network management protocol. It is used by network management frameworks to manage and monitor network devices, such as hubs and routers. Some computer systems also respond to SNMP queries.

Early versions of SNMP used trivial and ineffective security measures, so created significant Security Exploit's.

Improper implementation of SNMP services on a given system can cause significant Security weaknesses.