Which of the following components of an all-in-one security appliance would MOST likely be configured in order
to restrict access to peer-to-peer file sharing websites?
The question asks how to prevent access to peer-to-peer file sharing websites. You access a website by
browsing to a URL using a Web browser or peer-to-peer file sharing client software. A URL filter is used to
block URLs (websites) to prevent users accessing the website.
A: A spam filter is used for email. All inbound (and sometimes outbound) email is passed through the spam
filter to detect spam emails. The spam emails are then discarded or tagged as potential spam according to the
spam filter configuration. Spam filters do not prevent users accessing peer-to-peer file sharing websites.
C: Content inspection is the process of inspecting the content of a web page as it is downloaded. The content
can then be blocked if it doesn’t comply with the company’s web policy. Content-control software determines
what content will be available or perhaps more often what content will be blocked. Content inspection does not
prevent users accessing peer-to-peer file sharing websites (although it could block the content of the sites as it
D: Malware inspection is the process of scanning a computer system for malware. Malware inspection does not
prevent users accessing peer-to-peer file sharing websites.
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 18, 19