Cisco IINS 1.0: Network Security Using Cisco IOS IPS

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


In technological environments, Internet worms and viruses can spread across the world in a matter of minutes. Without the luxury of time to react, a network needs to be able to instantaneously recognize and mitigate worm and virus threats. A networking architecture paradigm shift is required to defend against these fast-moving attacks. It’s no longer possible to contain the intrusions at a few points in the network. Intrusion prevention is required throughout the entire network to detect and stop an attack at every ingress and egress point in the network. The most scalable and cost-effective way to accomplish this is by integrating intrusion prevention systems (IPSs) into the access points of the network. This course provides the knowledge and skills required to configure IPSs on Cisco routers. This course is one of a series from the IINS 1.0 SkillSoft learning paths, which cover the objectives for Cisco exam 640-553 IINS 1.0.

Target Audience

Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers; systems engineers; individuals seeking the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) v1.0 640-553 certification


Knowledge and skills equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1); a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and Cisco IOS networking and concepts

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Intrusion Prevention System Overview

  • recognize the differences between and similarities of IDS and IPS
  • recognize how IPS may respond to an attack
  • Intrusion Prevention System Management

  • recognize the role of IPS event monitoring and management
  • recognize how host-based and network-based IPS monitoring operate
  • Intrusion Prevention System Solutions

  • recognize the features of Cisco IPS appliances
  • recognize how an IDS or IPS can use signatures
  • Cisco IOS IPS Features and Configuration

  • recognize the IPS features of Cisco IOS Software
  • recognize how to configure Cisco IOS IPS using Cisco SDM
  • Tuning, Monitoring, and Verifying Cisco IOS IPS

  • recognize how to configure IPS signatures using Cisco SDM
  • recognize how to monitor a Cisco IOS IPS router using Cisco SDM and the CLI
  • Configuring Cisco IOS IPS