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Q5. SNMP is used for monitoring network devices, and Cisco recommends using SNMP v3 for this purpose. Which of the following are the advantages of using SNMP v3 over SNMP v2?

A. Authentication

B. Devices can send alerts to monitoring stations

C. Suitable remote configuration

D. Uses MIB

  Correct Answer: C


The main difference between SNMP v3 and v2 (or v1) is that the v3 version addresses the security and privacy issues. For example, in SNMP v2, passwords are transmitted in plain text, whereas v3 uses encryption. 
The advantages are given below, in brief:
1. Authentication
2. Privacy 
3. Authorization and Access Control
4. Remote configuration and administration capabilities

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