CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide [NOOK Book]

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CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security IPS exam. Senior security engineers David Burns, Odunayo Adesina, and Keith Barker share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and ...

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Overview

This is the eBook version of the printed book.Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book.

CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security IPS exam. Senior security engineers David Burns, Odunayo Adesina, and Keith Barker share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

Learn, prepare, and practice for exam success

  • Master CCNP Security IPS 642-627 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP Security IPS exam, including

  • Cisco IPS software, hardware, and supporting applications
  • Network IPS and IDS deployment architecture
  • Installing and maintaining Cisco IPS physical and virtual sensors
  • Traffic analysis
  • IPS signatures and responses
  • Anomaly-based operations
  • Improving alarm response and quality
  • Managing and analyzing events
  • High availability and performance
  • IPS modules for ASAs, routers, and switches
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132372084
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Series: Official Cert Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,194,487
  • File size: 29 MB
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Meet the Author

David Burns has in-depth knowledge of routing and switching technologies, network security, and mobility. He is currently a systems engineering manager for Cisco, covering various U.S. Service Provider accounts. Dave joined Cisco in July 2008 as a lead systems engineer in a number of areas that include Femtocell, Datacenter, MTSO, and Security Architectures, working for a U.S.-based SP Mobility account. He came to Cisco from a large U.S.-based cable company, where he was a senior network and security design engineer. Dave has held various roles prior to joining Cisco during his ten-plus years in the industry, working in SP operations, SP engineering, SP architecture, enterprise IT, and also U.S. military intelligence communications engineering. He holds various sales and industry/Cisco technical certifications, including the CISSP, CCSP, and CCDP, as well as two associate-level certifications. Dave recently passed the CCIE Security Written and is currently preparing for the CCIE Security Lab. Dave is a big advocate of knowledge transfer and sharing and has a passion for network technologies, especially as they relate to network security. Dave has been a speaker at Cisco Live on topics including Femtocell (IP Mobility) and IPS (Security). Dave earned his bachelor of science degree in telecommunications engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia, where he currently serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Computer & Electrical Engineering Technology School.

Odunayo Adesina, CCIE No. 26695 (Routing and Switching), is a systems engineer with Cisco in the U.S. commercial segment. In this role for over four years, Odunayo has worked with commercial customers in St. Louis, Missouri, to help develop their enterprise network architectures, which are typically a combination of borderless, collaboration, and virtualization solutions. He has more than 12 years of experience in the industry and holds various industry and Cisco certifications, including the CISSP No. 54152, CCSP, CEH, and VSP. He was one of the first few people who were CSS1 certified when the Cisco security certification was first developed. Prior to his role at Cisco, Odunayo worked with a large service provider as a network engineer, implementing and managing security, routing, and switching solutions, and later as a security specialist, driving ISO 27001 compliance, developing and enforcing security policies for the enterprise. He also worked with Cisco partners, where he implemented solutions across many industry verticals. Odunayo holds a bachelor of technology degree in electronics and electrical engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

Keith Barker, CCIE No. 6783 R/S & Security, is a 27-year veteran of the networking industry. He currently works as a network engineer and trainer for Nova Datacom. His past experience includes EDS, Blue Cross, Paramount Pictures, and KnowledgeNET, and he has delivered CCIE-level training over the past several years. He is CISSP and CCSI certified, loves to teach, and keeps many of his video tutorials at youtube.com/keith6783. He can be reached at KBarker@NovaDatacom.com or by visiting NovaDatacom.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxviii

Part I Introduction to Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Cisco IPS Software, and Supporting Devices 3

Chapter 1 Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems 5

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 5

Foundation Topics 8

Intrusion Prevention Overview 8

Intrusion Detection Versus Intrusion Prevention 8

Intrusion Prevention Terminology 9

Intrusion Prevention Systems 12

Features of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems 13

Limitations of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems 14

Network Intrusion Prevention Approaches 14

Endpoint Security Controls 16

Host-Based Firewalls 17

API and System Call Interception 17

Cisco Security Agent 17

Antimalware Agents 18

Data Loss Prevention Agents 19

Cryptographic Data Protection 19

A Systems Approach to Security 20

Exam Preparation Tasks 21

Review All the Key Topics 21

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 21

Define Key Terms 21

Chapter 2 Cisco IPS Software, Hardware, and Supporting Applications 23

Overview 23

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 23

Foundation Topics 26

Cisco IPS Network Sensors 26

Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors 27

Cisco IPS 4240 Sensor 28

Cisco IPS 4255 Sensor 29

Cisco IPS 4260 Sensor 30

Cisco IPS 4270 Sensor 32

Sensing Interface Details 33

10GE Interface Card 33

4GE Bypass Interface Card 33

2SX Interface Card 34

Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC-5 Modules 34

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2 Module 35

Cisco AIM-IPS and NME-IPS Supported on Cisco ISR Routers 36

Cisco IPS Software Architecture 38

Cisco IPS Management Products 41

Cisco IPS Device Manager 42

Cisco IPS Manager Express 42

Cisco Security Manager 43

Cisco Security MARS 43

Cisco Security Intelligence Operations and Cisco Security IntelliShield Alert Manager Service 45

Cisco Security IntelliShield Alert Manager Service 47

Summary 48

References 48

Exam Preparation Tasks 49

Review All the Key Topics 49

Definitions of Key Terms 49

Chapter 3 Network IPS Traffic Analysis Methods, Evasion Possibilities, and Anti-evasive Countermeasures 51

Overview 51

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 51

Foundation Topics 54

Network IPS Traffic Analysis Methods 54

Stateful Content Matching 54

Protocol Decoding 55

Traffic Correlation 55

Rate Analysis 55

Packet Header Matching 56

Packet Content Matching 56

Statistical Modeling 57

Event Correlation 57

Network IPS Evasion Techniques 57

Encryption and Tunneling 58

Timing Attacks 58

Resource Exhaustion 58

Traffic Fragmentation 59

Protocol-Level Misinterpretation 59

Traffic Substitution and Insertion 60

Summary 63

References 63

Exam Preparation Tasks 64

Review All the Key Topics 64

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 64

Definitions of Key Terms 64

Chapter 4 Network IPS and IDS Deployment Architecture 67

Overview 67

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 67

Foundation Topics 70

Sensor Deployment Considerations 70

Security Considerations 70

Prevention Mode Versus Detection Mode 70

Performance Considerations 71

Virtualization Requirements 72

Network IPS Implementation Guidelines 72

Enterprise or Provider Internet Edge 73

Wide-Area Network 75

Implementing an IPS in Data Centers 78

Centralized Campus 79

Design and Implementation Resources 81

Summary 81

Exam Preparation Tasks 82

Review All the Key Topics 82

Definitions of Key Terms 82

Part II Installing and Maintaining Cisco IPS Sensors 85

Chapter 5 Integrating the Cisco IPS Sensor into a Network 87

Overview 87

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 87

Foundation Topics 90

Sensor Deployment Modes 90

Deploying Sensors in Promiscuous Mode 90

Deploying Sensors in Inline Interface Pair Mode 100

Deploying Sensors in Inline VLAN Pair Mode 102

Deploying Sensors in Inline VLAN Group Mode 103

Deploying Sensors in Selective Inline Analysis Mode 105

Design and Implementation Resources 107

Summary 107

Exam Preparation Tasks 108

Review All the Key Topics 108

Definitions of Key Terms 108

Chapter 6 Performing the Cisco IPS Sensor Initial Setup 111

Overview 111

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 111

Foundation Topics 114

Accessing and Using the Cisco IPS Sensor CLI 114

IPS Modules 114

Command-Line Interface Features 116

Command-Line Interface Uses 119

Command-Line Interface Modes 119

Initializing the Cisco IPS Sensor 123

Introducing and Configuring Cisco IPS Device Manager 126

Deploying and Configuring Cisco IPS Sensor Interfaces 130

Creating Promiscuous Interfaces 132

Creating Inline Interface Pairs 133

Creating Inline VLAN Pairs 133

Creating Inline VLAN Groups 133

Configuring a CDP Policy 134

Configuring Traffic Flow Notifications 134

Configuring Sensor Bypass 135

Troubleshooting the Initial Cisco IPS Sensor Configuration 136

Troubleshooting the Cisco IPS Sensor Hardware 138

Restoring the Cisco IPS Sensor Default Settings 138

Summary 138

References 139

Exam Preparation Tasks 140

Review All the Key Topics 140

Definitions of Key Terms 140

Chapter 7 Managing Cisco IPS Devices 143

Overview 143

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 143

Foundation Topics 146

Managing Basic IPS Sensor Device Features 146

Reconfiguring Basic Network Settings 146

Configuring Time and Time Zone 147

Scheduling Sensor Reboots 150

Viewing the Local Sensor Events Log 150

Managing Users and Remote Management Channels 151

Sensor Local User Accounts 151

Managing the Sensor’s Authentication Credentials 153

Managing Remote Management Access Rules 154

Managing Cisco IPS Licensing 155

Upgrading and Recovering Cisco IPS Sensor Software 157

Updating Cisco IPS Signatures 160

Recovering System Passwords 162

Monitoring Cisco IPS Sensor Health and Performance 163

Displaying and Troubleshooting the Sensor 163

Monitoring Sensor Health and Performance 165

Summary 167

References 168

Exam Preparation Tasks 169

Review All the Key Topics 169

Definitions of Key Terms 169

Part III Applying Cisco IPS Security Policies 171

Chapter 8 Configuring Basic Traffic Analysis 173

Overview 173

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 173

Foundation Topics 176

Configuring the Default Virtual Sensor 176

Assigning and Verifying Traffic Sources to the Default Virtual Sensor 176

Understanding Cisco IPS Sensor Inline Traffic Normalization 177

Clearing Flow States 177

Configuring Cisco IPS Sensor Promiscuous Mode Traffic

Reassembly Options 179

IP Fragment Reassembly 179

TCP Stream Reassembly 180

Configuring TCP Session Tracking 181

Understanding IPv6 Support in Cisco IPS Sensors 182

Selecting and Configuring Cisco IPS Sensor Bypass 183

Summary 184

References 185

Exam Preparation Tasks 186

Review All the Key Topics 186

Definitions of Key Terms 186

Chapter 9 Implementing Cisco IPS Signatures and Responses 189

Overview 189

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 189

Foundation Topics 192

Cisco IPS Signatures 192

Signature Engines 193

Alerts 193

Configuring Basic Signature Properties 197

Enabling and Disabling Signatures 200

Retiring and Activating Signatures 200

Configuring Signature Actions 201

Signature Detective Actions 201

SNMP Traps 202

Signature Preventive Actions 202

Managing Denied Attackers 205

Detective Signature Action Implementation Guidelines 205

Preventive Signature Action Implementation Guidelines 206

Configuring Remote Blocking 207

Using ACLs on a Router 207

Configuration Tasks 208

Configuring Packet Capture and IP Logging 214

Downloading, Saving, and Stopping IP Logs 218

Understanding Threat and Risk Management 219

Risk Rating Calculation 221

Threat Rating 221

Understanding and Configuring Event Action Overrides 223

Using Event Action Filters 226

Choosing an Action Configuration Strategy 228

Examining Alerts in IPS Event Logs 229

Viewing Events in the Cisco IDM 232

Summary 233

References 234

Exam Preparation Tasks 235

Review All the Key Topics 235

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 235

Definitions of Key Terms 235

Chapter 10 Configuring Cisco IPS Signature Engines and the Signature Database 237

Overview 237

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 237

Foundation Topics 239

Using Cisco IPS Signature Engines and Configuring Common

Signature Engine Parameters 239

Signature and Signature Engines 239

Trigger Counting 243

Summary Key 244

Alarm Summarization 244

Dynamic Alarm Summarization 244

Deploying ATOMIC Signature Engines 245

ATOMIC IP Signature Example 245

Implementation Guidelines for ATOMIC Signature Engines 246

Deploying STRING Signature Engines 246

STRING TCP Signature Example 246

Implementation Guidelines for STRING Signature Engines 247

Deploying SERVICE Signature Engines 247

SERVICE HTTP Signature Example 248

Implementation Guidelines for SERVICE Signature Engines 248

Deploying FLOOD Signature Engines 249

FLOOD Signature Example 249

Implementation Guidelines for FLOOD Signature Engines 249

Deploying SWEEP Signature Engines 250

SWEEP Signature Example 250

Implementation Guidelines for SWEEP Signature Engines 250

Deploying the META Signature Engine 251

META Correlation Example 251

Implementation Guidelines for META Signature Engines 251

Deploying the NORMALIZER Engine 252

NORMALIZER Engine Example 252

Implementation Guidelines for the NORMALIZER Engine 252

Deploying Other Engines 253

AIC Signature Engine Example 253

Implementation Guidelines for AIC Engines 253

Summary 254

References 254

Exam Preparation Tasks 255

Review All the Key Topics 255

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 255

Definitions of Key Terms 255

Chapter 11 Deploying Anomaly-Based Operation 257

Overview 257

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 257

Foundation Topics 259

Anomaly Detection Overview 259

Scanning Worm Details 259

Anomaly Detection Components 260

Histograms 261

Zones 261

Learning 261

Signatures Related to Anomaly Detection 262

Configuring Anomaly Detection 262

Default Anomaly Detection Policy ad0 262

Verifying Anomaly Detection 271

Verifying Anomaly Detection at the Command Line 273

Troubleshooting Anomaly Detection 274

Summary 275

References 275

Exam Preparation Tasks 276

Review All the Key Topics 276

Definitions of Key Terms 276

Part IV Adapting Traffic Analysis and Response to the Environment 279

Chapter 12 Customizing Traffic Analysis 281

Overview 281

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 281

Foundation Topics 283

Understanding Custom Signatures 283

Creating Custom Signature Guidelines 283

Selecting Criteria to Match 284

Regular Expressions 284

Using the Custom Signature Wizard 285

Signature Wizard, Specifying the Engine 286

Verifying the Custom Signature 293

Signature Wizard, Without Specifying the Engine 297

Creating Custom Signatures, Without the Wizard 306

Summary 308

References 308

Exam Preparation Tasks 309

Review All the Key Topics 309

Definitions of Key Terms 309

Chapter 13 Managing False Positives and False Negatives 311

Overview 311

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 311

Foundation Topics 313

Identifying False Positives and False Negatives 313

False Positives 313

False Negatives 313

Tuning Consequences 314

Tuning Process Prioritization 314

Tuning to Reduce False Positives 314

Do No Harm, Initially 315

Learning About the Signatures and Why They Triggered a False Positive 316

Selecting and Verifying Signatures and Rules in Place 316

Removing All Aggressive Actions 317

Adding Verbose Alerts and Logging 319

Using the Alert Data and Logging to Tune Out False Positives 322

Tuning the Signatures Based on Your Network 327

Removing the Preliminary Overrides and Filters 328

Tuning the Sensor to Reduce False Negatives 329

Tuning a Specific Signature 330

Promiscuous Mode IP Reassembly 331

TCP Reassembly Mode 333

Normalizer Tuning 334

Application-Layer Decoding and Deobfuscation 335

Encrypted Traffic 335

Summary 336

References 336

Exam Preparation Tasks 337

Review All the Key Topics 337

Definitions of Key Terms 337

Chapter 14 Improving Alarm and Response Quality 339

Overview 339

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 339

Foundation Topics 341

Identifying and Adjusting Risk-Rating Components 341

Formula for Risk Rating 341

Using Attack Severity and Signature Fidelity Ratings 342

Target Value Ratings 343

Attack Relevancy Rating 345

Watch List Rating 346

Operating System Fingerprinting 346

Global Correlation and Reputation-Based Filtering 351

Reputation Filters 351

Global Correlation 351

Summary 355

References 355

Exam Preparation Tasks 356

Review All the Key Topics 356

Definitions of Key Terms 356

Part V Managing and Analyzing Events 359

Chapter 15 Installing and Integrating Cisco IPS Manager Express with Cisco IPS Sensors 361

Overview 361

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 361

Foundation Topics 364

Cisco IPS Manager Express Overview 364

Cisco IME Versus Cisco IDM 365

Installing Cisco IPS Manager Express 366

Installing Cisco IME 367

Integrating Cisco IPS Manager Express with Cisco IPS Sensors 370

Tuning the Cisco IPS Sensor 374

Using and Customizing the Cisco IPS Manager Express User Interface 376

Customizing Cisco IME: Dashboards 378

Adding Gadgets 380

Customizing Cisco IME: Cisco Security Center 382

Summary 385

References 386

Exam Preparation Tasks 387

Review All the Key Topics 387

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 387

Definitions of Key Terms 387

Chapter 16 Managing and Investigating Events Using Cisco IPS Manager Express 389

Overview 389

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 389

Foundation Topics 391

Managing IPS Events Using Cisco IPS Manager Express 391

Event Monitoring Views 391

Creating and Customizing Event Views 393

View Settings 393

Customizing Event Views 395

Tuning and Creating IME Filters from the Event Display 398

Saving and Deleting Events 400

Investigating IPS Events Using Cisco IPS Manager Express 401

Acting on IPS Events Using Cisco IPS Manager Express 405

Exporting, Importing, and Archiving Events 408

Summary 409

Exam Preparation Tasks 410

Review All the Key Topics 410

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 410

Definitions of Key Terms 410

Chapter 17 Using Cisco IPS Manager Express Correlation, Reporting, Notification, and Archiving 413

Overview 413

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 413

Foundation Topics 415

Configuring Event Reporting in Cisco IME 415

IME Reporting 415

Configuring and Generating Reports 416

Event Dashboards 417

Using Notifications in Cisco IME 418

Summary 420

References 420

Exam Preparation Tasks 421

Review All the Key Topics 421

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 421

Definitions of Key Terms 421

Chapter 18 Integrating Cisco IPS with CSM and Cisco Security MARS 423

Overview 423

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 423

Foundation Topics 425

Configuring Integration with Cisco Security Manager 425

Cisco Security Manager 4.0 Features and Benefits 425

Managing Cisco IPS Sensors Using Cisco Security Manager 428

Adding Sensors to Cisco Security Manager 429

Configuring Integration with Cisco Security MARS 431

Add a Cisco IPS Sensor to MARS 432

Event Feed Verification 434

Cisco Security Manager (CSM) and MARS Cross-Launch Capability 435

Summary 436

References 437

Exam Preparation Tasks 438

Review All the Key Topics 438

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 438

Definitions of Key Terms 438

Chapter 19 Using the Cisco IntelliShield Database and Services 441

Overview 441

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 441

Foundation Topics 443

Using Cisco Security Intelligence Operations 443

Security Alerts 444

Threat Analysis and Reporting 445

Resources 446

Products and Services Updates 448

IPS Threat Defense Bulletin 448

Using Cisco IntelliShield Alert Manager Service 449

Home Page 451

Alerts 452

IPS Signatures 454

Inbox 455

Product Sets 456

New Product Sets 458

Notifications 459

Reports 460

Preferences 461

Users 461

Groups 461

IntelliShield Alert Manager Service Subscription 461

Summary 461

References 462

Exam Preparation Tasks 463

Review All the Key Topics 463

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 463

Definitions of Key Terms 463

Part VI Deploying Virtualization, High Availability, and High-Performance Solutions 465

Chapter 20 Using Cisco IPS Virtual Sensors 467

Overview 467

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 467

Foundation Topics 469

Sensor Virtualization Overview 469

Virtual IPS 469

Adding, Editing, and Configuring Virtual Sensors 470

Verifying Virtual Sensor Operation 475

Summary 478

References 478

Exam Preparation Tasks 479

Review All the Key Topics 479

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 479

Definitions of Key Terms 479

Chapter 21 Deploying Cisco IPS for High Availability and High Performance 481

Overview 481

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 481

Foundation Topics 483

High-Availability Solutions for Cisco IPS Deployments 483

Switching-Based Sensor High Availability 484

EtherChannel-Based High Availability 485

Inline Mode Redundant IPS Sensor Deployment Using a Single Switch 486

Promiscuous Mode Redundant IPS Sensor Deployment Using a Single Switch 486

EtherChannel-Based High-Availability Implementation Guidelines 486

STP-Based High Availability 487

STP-Based High-Availability Implementation Guidelines 487

Routing-Based Sensor High Availability 488

Routing-Based Sensor High-Availability Implementation Guidelines 488

Cisco ASA-Based Sensor High Availability 489

Cisco ASA—Based Sensor High-Availability Implementation Guidelines 490

Cisco IPS Sensor Performance Overview 491

Performance Issues 491

Detecting Performance Issues 492

Configuring Traffic Flow Notifications 492

Inspecting Performance-Related Gadgets 493

Checking Switch SPAN Interfaces for Dropped Packets 495

Scaling SPAN Sessions 496

Increasing Performance Using Load Sharing 497

ECLB with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and IDSM-2 497

Guidelines for Increasing Performance Using Load-Sharing Implementation 497

Increasing Performance Using Traffic Reduction 498

Cisco ASA IPS Modules–Inline Operation 498

Cisco ASA IPS Modules–Promiscuous Operation 498

Cisco Catalyst Switches–VACL Capture 498

Summary 499

References 499

Exam Preparation Tasks 500

Review All the Key Topics 500

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 500

Definitions of Key Terms 500

Part VII Configuring and Maintaining Specific Cisco IPS Hardware 503

Chapter 22 Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco ASA AIP SSM Modules 505

Overview 505

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 505

Foundation Topics 508

Overview of the Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC Modules 508

Inline Operation 510

Promiscuous Operation 510

Single-Mode Cisco ASA with Multiple Virtual Sensors 511

Cisco ASA with Security Contexts and Virtual Sensors 512

Deployment Guidelines–ASA AIP SSM and SSC 512

Initializing the Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC Modules 512

Initial Configuration of the AIP SSM and AIP SSC 514

Software Update of the AIP SSM and AIP SSC 516

Basic Configuration of the AIP SSM and AIP SSC 520

Access the AIP SSM and AIP SSC Through the Cisco IDM or ASDM 523

Redirecting Traffic to the Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC Modules 525

Traffic Redirection Policy Configuration Using the Cisco ASDM 526

Traffic Redirection Policy Configuration Using the CLI 529

Troubleshooting the Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC Modules 530

Summary 531

References 531

Exam Preparation Tasks 532

Review All the Key Topics 532

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 532

Definitions of Key Terms 532

Chapter 23 Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco ISR AIM-IPS and NME-IPS Modules 535

Overview 535

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 535

Foundation Topics 538

Overview of the Cisco ISR AIM-IPS and NME-IPS Modules 538

Inline Operation 540

Promiscuous Operation 540

AIM-IPS and Router Communication 541

NME-IPS and Router Communication 542

Initializing the Cisco ISR AIM-IPS and NME-IPS 543

Initial Configuration of the AIM-IPS and NME-IPS 545

Redirecting Traffic to the Cisco AIM-IPS and NME-IPS 546

Troubleshooting the Cisco AIM-IPS and NME-IPS 547

Heartbeat Operation 547

Rebooting, Resetting, and Shutdown Procedures 548

Password Recovery Procedure 549

IPS Module Interoperability 550

Summary 550

References 551

Exam Preparation Tasks 552

Review All the Key Topics 552

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 552

Definitions of Key Terms 552

Chapter 24 Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco IDSM-2 555

Overview 555

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 555

Foundation Topics 557

Overview of the Cisco IDSM-2 557

Inline Operation 560

Promiscuous Operation 561

Initializing the Cisco IDSM-2 562

Installing the Cisco IDSM-2 562

Initial Configuration of the Cisco IDSM-2 564

Command and Control Access for the Cisco IDSM-2 568

Redirecting Traffic to the Cisco IDSM-2 568

Maintaining the Cisco IDSM-2 572

Upgrade Procedure 572

Recovery Procedure 572

Upgrading the Application Partition 572

Re-imaging the Maintenance Partition 577

Troubleshooting the Cisco IDSM-2 577

Password Recovery 577

Summary 578

References 579

Exam Preparation Tasks 580

Review All the Key Topics 580

Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 580

Definitions of Key Terms 580

Part VIII Final Exam Preparation 583

Chapter 25 Final Preparation 585

Tools for Final Preparation 585

Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions on the CD 585

Install the Software from the CD 586

Activate and Download the Practice Exam 586

Activating Other Exams 587

Premium Edition 587

Cisco Learning Network 587

Memory Tables 588

Chapter-Ending Review Tools 588

Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study 588

Step 1: Review the Key Topics and the “Do I Know This Already?” Questions from the Beginning of the Chapter 589

Step 2: Complete the Memory Tables 589

Step 3: Do Hands-On Practice 589

Step 4: Build Configuration Checklists 590

Step 5: Use the Exam Engine 590

Summary 591

Part IX Appendixes

Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes 595

Appendix B CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Exam Updates, Version 1.0 609

Glossary 613

Index 619

Appendix C Memory Tables (CD Only)

Appendix D Memory Tables Answer Key (CD Only)

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