This chapter describes the functions and operations of IDS and IPS systems. This chapter will introduce you to:
• The underlying IDS and IPS technology that is embedded in the Cisco host- and network-based IDS and IPS solutions
• Cisco IOS IPS using Cisco SDM
Intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) solutions form an integral part of a robust network defense solution. Maintaining secure network services is a key requirement of a profitable IP-based business. Using Cisco products and technologies as examples, this chapter defines IDS and IPS and how these systems work. ...