What is a characteristic of an IPS operating in inline-mode?
- It does not affect the flow of packets in forwarded traffic.
- It requires the assistance of another network device to respond to an attack.
- It can only send alerts and does not drop any packets.
- It can stop malicious traffic from reaching the intended target.
Explanation: An IPS in inline-mode is directly in the traffic flow and adds latency. Inline-mode allows the sensor to stop attacks by dropping malicious traffic before it reaches the intended target, thus providing a protective service.
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