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Anomaly Detection Zones

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Which three options are the types of zones that are defined for anomaly detection on the Cisco IPS Sensor? (Choose three.)



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The Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Sensor provides a zone-based anomaly detection capability to identify traffic that deviates from normal traffic patterns within the network. This feature allows the IPS to alert network administrators to potentially malicious traffic that could be a precursor to an attack.

The three types of zones defined for anomaly detection on the Cisco IPS Sensor are:

  1. Inside zone: This is the zone where the protected assets reside. It can be a trusted internal network or a DMZ.

  2. Outside zone: This is the zone that is considered untrusted, such as the Internet.

  3. DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) zone: This is a network segment that is used to host servers accessible from both the internal and external networks. It is typically used to provide services such as web, email, and DNS.

Note that the options provided in the question are not all types of zones that can be defined in the IPS Sensor. "Internal" and "external" are not valid options, while "illegal" and "baseline" are not types of zones but rather features of the IPS. "Illegal" refers to traffic that violates predefined security policies, while "baseline" is a feature that allows the IPS to establish a baseline of normal traffic behavior and alert when anomalies are detected.