Chapter 5. Cisco IDS Architecture

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Define the major components of the Cisco IDS 4.0 software architecture

  • Explain the different user accounts and roles

  • Explain the Cisco IDS 4.0 communication architecture

By understanding the Cisco intrusion detection system (IDS) architecture, you can effectively and efficiently deploy Cisco IDS on your network and maximize its capabilities. Two important attributes are the software and communication architecture that Cisco uses. This chapter illustrates the major facets of the Cisco IDS 4.0 architecture and is divided into the following topics:

  • Past software architecture

  • Cisco IDS 4.0 software architecture

  • Cisco IDS 4.0 communication architecture ...

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