Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Definition & Types


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How does an intrusion prevention system differ from an intrusion detection system?

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1. Dropping _____ refers to eliminating pieces of malicious data trying to be delivered to a network.

2. How do network security personnel interface with intrusion prevention systems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about an intrusion prevention system by answering these multiple-choice questions. Important topics include the difference between an intrusion detection system and an intrusion prevention system and a tool for getting rid of malicious data trying to be delivered to a network.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering these points on the quiz:

  • The way network security personnel work with intrusion prevention systems
  • Location of an intrusion prevention system in a computer network
  • An example of a step taken by an intrusion prevention system when it identifies malicious traffic

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the place where an intrusion prevention system is located in a computer network
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast an intrusion prevention system and an intrusion detection system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how network security personnel utilize intrusion prevention systems and a basic way of eliminating malicious data when it's attempting to be delivered to a network

Additional Learning

For more on detection systems for computer networks, you can review the lesson named Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Definition & Types. These areas of interest will be covered:

  • Purpose of screening procedures in computer science
  • Four primary types of intrusion prevention systems
  • Main role of an intrusion prevention system