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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

Considering a secure network topology that includes a variety of protective devices, where should a network-based intrusion prevention system (IPS) be placed to optimize its effectiveness without compromising network efficiency?

  • Immediately adjacent to the edge router to monitor all ingress and egress traffic.

  • At the ingress of the datacenter to monitor high-volume internal traffic.

  • Immediately behind the external firewall to filter authorized traffic for threats.

  • Close to user workstations within the LAN to capture lateral movement and insider threats.

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Security Architecture
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Security Architecture
General Security Concepts
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
Security Operations
Security Program Management and Oversight