16.2. Configuring IOS IPS

It is now time to look at the configuration of IOS IPS. This section takes you through the configuration process using the SDM interface. The SDM gives you quite a few configuration capabilities for IOS IPS. You can configure every option through the IPS Edit menu.

SDM also uses the IPS Policies Wizard, which makes the deployment much faster on a new router. The wizard allows you to set interface and traffic flow, SDF location, and signature deployment. The wizard will also check and make sure the router has enough memory and resources before it actually configures the router. The IPS Policies Wizard configures IPS using default signature descriptions, as defined in the SDF files provided by Cisco or the built-in signatures ...

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