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The network team has well established procedures to follow for creating new rules on the firewall. This includes having approval from a manager prior to implementing any new rules. While reviewing the firewall configuration you notice a recently implemented rule but can’t locate manager approval for it. What would be a good step to have in the procedures for a situation like this?

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Don’t roll back the firewall rule as the business may be relying upon it, but try to get manager
approval as soon as possible.

Monitor all traffic using the firewall rule until a manager can approve it.

Have the network team document the reason why the rule was implemented without prior
manager approval.

Immediately roll back the firewall rule until a manager can approve it

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