Chapter 2. Cisco IPS Software, Hardware, and Supporting Applications

This chapter covers the following topics:

Choosing the Appropriate IPS Hardware: The platforms, features, and where to place them in the network.

Understanding the IPS Sensor Software Architecture: The packet flow, various engines, behavior, and user interface.

Choosing the Appropriate IPS Management Product: The options available to manage the sensors and the capabilities of each option.

Knowing the Benefits of Security Intelligence Operations and IntelliShield Alert Manager: Updates, correlation, and the ability to stay on top of the latest cyber-security risks globally.


Cisco has a variety of intrusion prevention system (IPS) sensor platforms that satisfy ...

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