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Ch 13: Network Area Security

About This Chapter

Enhance your ability to excel on an upcoming exam, assignment or project covering network security with help from the short lessons in this chapter. The lessons, along with mini quizzes and a broader exam, can quickly build your comprehension and confirm your understanding.

Network Area Security - Chapter Summary

This chapter's engaging lessons provide a complete overview of network area security. Whether you know a little or a lot about firewalls, SSH proxy tunnels or unified threat management (UTM), this chapter can help strengthen your knowledge. Explore the lessons at the pace that works for you, and use the accompanying quizzes to find out how much you comprehend. Any questions that arise during your studies can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Enjoy around-the-clock access to this chapter via any smartphone, tablet or computer. Upon completion, you will be ready to do the following:

  • Explain the role and use of a firewall in network security
  • Discuss features and functions of firewalls in network security
  • Define and describe SSH proxy tunnels
  • List methods and tools of data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Discuss intrusion detection systems (IDS) in data security
  • Share the definition and types of intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • Provide the definition of unified threat management (UTM)

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Network Area Security
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What is a Firewall in Network Security? - Role & Use

1. What is a Firewall in Network Security? - Role & Use

The network firewall is an important piece of equipment that protects your network from hackers and other cyber criminals. Its use is essential if your business is connected to the Internet, and it's highly recommended for residential users too.

Firewalls in Network Security: Features & Functions

2. Firewalls in Network Security: Features & Functions

Firewalls operate as a type of fence to protect what's coming into and leaving your network. In this lesson, you'll learn more about their functionality and some features that are common in today's firewalls.

SSH Proxy Tunnels

3. SSH Proxy Tunnels

In this lesson, we will examine what proxy tunneling is all about and understand what SSH proxy tunneling is. We will examine the three main uses of SSH proxy tunnels.

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) in Data Security

4. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) in Data Security

In this lesson, we'll take a look at data security, what it is, what intrusion detection systems are, some types of intrusion detection systems, and some methods used for intrusion detection.

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Definition & Types

5. Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Definition & Types

An intrusion prevention system is an added layer of protection for your computer network. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this system, how it works, and what it does to safeguard your network.

What is Unified Threat Management (UTM)?

6. What is Unified Threat Management (UTM)?

Unified Threat Management is an evolutionary step in firewall and network security technology. It helps to increase network security by making it easier and less costly. We'll learn about what it is and its benefits in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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