The Arista Multilayer Switch (MLS) DCS-7000 Series Security Technical Implementation Guide
(STIG) provides the technical security policies, requirements, and implementation details for
applying security concepts to Arista MLS DCS-7000 Series devices.
The Arista MLS DCS-7000 Series STIG is a package of three (3) STIGs for configuring Arista
MLS DCS-7000 Series devices according to the configuration and purpose of the device. The
following are the three STIGs included as part of the Arista MLS DCS-7000 Series STIG
? Arista MLS DCS-7000 Series Network Device Management (NDM) STIG
? Arista MLS DCS-7000 Series Layer 2 Switch (L2S) STIG
? Arista MLS DCS-7000 Series Router (RTR) STIG
- Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)
DoD Instruction (DoDI) 8500.01 requires that “all IT that receives, processes, stores, displays, or
transmits DoD information will be […] configured […] consistent with applicable DoD
cybersecurity policies, standards, and architectures” and tasks that Defense Information Systems
Agency (DISA) “develops and maintains control correlation identifiers (CCIs), security
requirements guides (SRGs), security technical implementation guides (STIGs), and mobile code
risk categories and usage guides that implement and are consistent with DoD cybersecurity
policies, standards, architectures, security controls, and validation procedures, with the support
of the NSA/CSS, using input from stakeholders, and using automation whenever possible.” This
document is provided under the authority of DoDI 8500.01.
Although the use of the principles and guidelines in these SRGs/STIGs provides an environment
that contributes to the security requirements of DoD systems, applicable NIST SP 800-53
cybersecurity controls need to be applied to all systems and architectures based on the
Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Instruction (CNSSI) 1253.
It should be noted that FSO Support for the STIGs, Checklists, and Tools is only available to DOD Customers.
moved to FINAL - 6/7/2016
corrected authority 5/18/2017
Updated URL to reflect change to the DISA website - http --> https
Correct Checklist Authority - 10/29/18
corrected authority - 11/01/18
Corrected Authority - 11/02/18
Corrected Authority - 11/06/18
NIST checklist record last modified on 11/06/2018