Upgrade and maintain Cisco IDS/IPS sensors

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Questions derived from the CCSP IPS Exam Certification Guide, Chapter 6: Sensor Tuning, Event Configuration, pp. 276-284.

 

Objective: Upgrade and maintain Cisco IDS/IPS sensors
SubObjective: Describe and install sensor and signature updates

 

Item Number: 642-532.6.1.15
Single Answer, Multiple Choice

 

Which user account must be required to view the auto update pane and to configure automatic updates using Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Device Manager (IDM)?

 

 

  1. Administrator
  2. Operator
  3. Service
  4. Viewer

 

Answer:
A. Administrator

 

Tutorial:
Administrator user account is required to view auto update pane and to configure automatic updates using Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Device Manager (IDM).

 

The administrator user account has the highest level of privileges and can be used to assign physical sensing interfaces to a virtual sensor. Some functions that can be performed by using the administrator account are:

 

 

  • Assign physical sensing to a virtual sensor
  • Add users
  • Tune signatures
  • Manage routers
  • Assign configuration to the sensor
  • Modify sensor configuration

 

The operator account cannot be used to perform the required task. The operator accounts can perform the following functions:

 

 

  • Modify their passwords
  • Tune signatures
  • Manage routers for IP blocking

 

The viewer account cannot be used to perform the required task. The viewer account can only view the configuration and event data.

 

The service account cannot be used to perform the required task. The service account is mainly used for support and troubleshooting purposes.

 

Reference:

http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00804cf4bf.html#wp1029948

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