SNMP implements a simple security system known as community names. Each SNMP message has a community name associated with the command in the message. SNMP allows for a Set community name, Get community name and a Trap community name. When the SNMP Agent receives a command, it checks the community name of the message with the community name of the device. If the community names do not match, the Agent discards the message and sends an authentication failure trap.
Both the OkiNet for TCP/IP and the IPX, and the OkiLAN 6200e Configuration utility (telnet) allow you to specify the community names and a trap destination IP address.