Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Training v7.0 (IPS)


Part of the curriculum path leading to the CCNP Security certification, this expert-led course is aimed at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to deploy Cisco IPS-based security solutions. You will learn to reduce risk to the IT infrastructure and applications using Cisco IPS features and provide detailed operations support for the Cisco IPS.


Customize It

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience / Target Group

• Cisco customers who implement and maintain Cisco IPS solutions
• Cisco channel partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco IPS solutions
• Cisco systems engineers who support the sale of Cisco IPS solutions

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Duration: 5 days


After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

• Create and implement customized intrusion prevention signatures
• How Cisco IPS protects network devices from attacks
• Basic intrusion prevention terminology
• Different intrusion prevention technologies and evasive techniques
• Cisco IPS Sensor platforms and their features
• Install and configure basic settings on a Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensor
• Use the Cisco IPS Device Manager (IDM) to configure built-in signatures to meet the requirements of a given security policy
• Create and implement customized intrusion prevention signatures
• Create alarm filters to reduce alarms and possible false positives
• Configure IPS protective reactions such as TCP reset and deny attacker inline
• Configure a Cisco IPS Sensor to perform blocking on IOS routers and Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs) or PIX firewalls
• Perform maintenance operations such as signature updates
• Configure and monitor anomaly detection, passive OS fingerprinting, and virtual sensors
• Initialize and install remaining Cisco IPS family of products
• Use the CLI and Cisco IDM to obtain system information
• Configure the Cisco IPS sensor to allow a SNMP NMS to monitor the Cisco IPS sensor

Course Content:

Intrusion Prevention Overview
• Explanation of Intrusion Prevention
• Cisco IPS Products
• Cisco IPS Sensor Software Solutions
• Evasive Techniques

Installation of a Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensor
• Installing an IPS Sensor Using the CLI
• Using the Cisco IDM
• Configuring Basic Sensor Settings

Cisco IPS Signatures
• Configuring Cisco IPS Signatures and Alarms
• Signature Engines
• Customizing Signatures

Advanced Cisco IPS Configuration
• Advanced Tuning of Cisco IPS Sensors
• Monitoring and Managing Alarms
• Configuring a Virtual Sensor
• Configuring Advanced Features
• Configuring Blocking

Additional Cisco IPS Devices
• Cisco IDS Module

Cisco IPS Sensor Maintenance
• Maintaining Cisco IPS Sensors
• Managing Cisco IPS Sensors


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