Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (CSIDS)

Most of this book focuses on ways to prevent outside unauthorized entities from connecting to your network. This section differs in that the focus is on how patterns of abuse are detected from both internal and external sources. After a pattern of abuse is noted, you can respond in real time to the threat. The phrase patterns of abuse is used because the Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (CSIDS) looks at the format and the amount of data traversing your network to determine the likelihood and severity of threats. The patterns within the data traversing the network are analyzed to determine whether an attack has been launched.

This section covers the CSIDS. The CSIDS is differentiated from ...

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