BPDU Guard

Prevents accidental connection of switching devices to PortFast-enabled ports. Connecting switches to PortFast-enabled ports can cause Layer 2 loops or topology changes.

Root Guard

Prevents switches connected on ports configured as access ports from becoming the root switch. The core switch, in a simple topology, should be the root.

Loop Guard

The Loop Guard STP feature improves the stability of Layer 2 networks by preventing bridging loops.


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