Cisco IPS 7.0: Introduction to Intrusion Prevention and Detection Systems

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


In modern IT infrastructures, it is becoming increasingly important to protect company resources. Not only must company resources be defended passively, but the protection also must be constantly monitored and enhanced with systems that actively inspect the data that is passed over allowed and open connections. Intrusion prevention and intrusion detection systems are two technologies that can provide such risk reduction.
Cisco provides various Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) sensor platforms that satisfy different requirements for network integration and performance.This course describes the basic definitions of and approaches to intrusion prevention and intrusion detection. It also enables you to choose sensor platforms, specific models, and management applications that best fit your requirements.

Target Audience

Anyone wishing to obtain the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP Security, Cisco Certified Security Professional CCSP Certification or Cisco IPS Specialist Certification designation. Established IT professionals with a good understanding of networking and Cisco technology, installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of devices used to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and network devices that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure. Candidates who have completed the Cisco Certified Network Associate Security Certification – Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)


Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

Intrusion Detection vs. Intrusion Prevention

  • recognize the characteristics of intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems
  • Network Intrusion Prevention Systems

  • identify the benefits of policy-based, anomaly-based and signature-based IPS
  • Endpoint Security Controls

  • describe the features of endpoint security controls
  • Cisco IPS Network Sensors

  • select an appropriate Cisco IPS sensor platform group for a particular scenario
  • Cisco IPS Software Architecture and Management Products

  • describe the primary components of an IPS sensor software architecture
  • identify the features of Cisco IPS management products
  • Cisco SIO and Security IntelliShield Manager Service

  • describe the features of the Cisco SIO security infrastructure