TestOut Network Pro 3.3.4

Which of the following hardware devices links multiple networks and directs traffic between networks?

Router
Repeater
Hub
Bridge

Router

A router is a device that links multiple networks and directs traffic between networks. Each network linked by routers has its own unique identifier called the “network number” or “network address.”

You are the network administrator for a small organization. Recently, you contracted with an ISP to connect your organization’s network to the Internet to provide users with Internet access. Since doing so, it has come to your attention that an intruder has invaded your network from the Internet on three separate occasions.

Router
Switch
Hub
CSU/DSU
Proxy server
Firewall

Firewall

The role of a firewall is to provide a barrier between an organization’s network and a public network, such as the Internet. Its job is to prevent unauthorized access into the organization’s private network. To do this, the firewall examines incoming packets and determines whether they should be allowed to enter based on a set of rules defined by the network administrator.

Which of the following is the best device to deploy to protect your private network from a public untrusted network?

Gateway
Hub
Firewall
Router

Firewall

A firewall is the best device to deploy to protect your private network from a public untrusted network. Firewalls are used to control traffic entering and leaving your trusted network environment. Firewalls can manage traffic based on source or destination IP address, port number, service protocol, application or service type, user account, and even traffic content.

Routers offer some packet-based access control, but not as extensive as that of a full-fledged firewall. Hubs and gateways are not sufficient for managing the interface between a trusted and an untrusted network.

Which of the following is a good reason to install a firewall?
To prevent hackers from accessing your network.

Firewalls prevent unauthorized users from accessing private networks connected to the internet. You should never allow public access to your DHCP server. A proxy server caches web pages. A NAT router or ICS translates Web addresses to private IP addresses. A proxy server and NAT software might be implemented on the same device as your firewall, but they are different concepts.

You are the administrator of your company’s network. You want to prevent unauthorized access to your intranet from the Internet. Which of the following should you implement?

Firewall
ICS
Packet Internet Groper
Proxy server

Firewall

A firewall allows you to filter unwanted traffic from the Internet to your network. Packet Internet Groper is better known by its acronym, PING, a TCP/IP command. A proxy server caches web pages. ICS allows you to connect a small network to the Internet through a single connection.