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Cisco IPS Device Manager (IDM)

Chapter Description

The Cisco IPS Device Manager (IDM) is a tool that enables you to configure and manage a single Cisco network sensor. This Java-based web tool provides you with a graphical interface to manipulate the operation of your sensor. This chapter will help you get started with the Cisco IDM.


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  • The questions that follow give you a bigger challenge than the exam itself by using an open-ended question format. By reviewing now with this more difficult question format, you can exercise your memory better and prove your conceptual and factual knowledge of this chapter. The answers to these questions are found in the appendix.
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  1. Which Windows operating systems are supported for accessing IDM?

  2. What is the minimum amount of RAM that is recommended for systems to run IDM?

  3. Which fields can you configure when you access the Sensor Setup>Network option?

  4. What SNMP functionality is available for Cisco IPS version 5.0?

  5. Which web browsers are supported for IDM use on systems running Windows operating systems?

  6. Which web browser is supported for accessing IDM from both Solaris and Linux operating systems?

  7. Is Telnet access to the sensor enabled by default?

  8. What two blocking actions can you configure on the sensor?

  9. What versions of Solaris are supported for access to IDM?

  10. What is the purpose of the Back icon?

  11. What are the main categories of configuration options available to a user with Administrator privileges?

  12. Is SSH access to the sensor enabled by default?