UNIX director and CSPM are the two management consoles available for the IDS solution. The primary purpose served by the management console is to provide a central location for configuring the sensors, which can then be downloaded to the sensors themselves. The management console also provides a user interface for viewing the information collected by the sensors. A summary of the functionality provided by the management console is as follows:
Manages and configures multiple sensors
Provides a user interface for the configuration of signature elements
Provides a facility for logging information collected by the sensor (the sensor itself can be used for logging as well)
Gives the user access to the network security ...