Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, IDS, IPS, ISR G2, router
Hi all, Cisco has several products. In fact most would agree that their product line is too complicated and filled out but that is a topic for another time. Let’s say you have a router and it sits at a point in your network where you want/need an IPS/IDS. You don’t want to put in another piece of hardware. Now wouldn’t it be nice if that router could also run IPS/IDS. Well it definitely can. In fact it is a full featured IPS/IDS with signature updates and the works and it can run on most ISR G2 routers.
The IPS/IDS solution from Cisco fits right inside the IOS and can be applied to any set of interfaces that you want. They provide this is an upgrade SKU or a bundle. The updates for the IPS/IDS will keep going as long as you have a SmartNet contract. Also, it is really REALLY easy to configure and get going. Have a look at the step-by-step guide listed below.
Getting Started with IOS IPS ― A Step-by-Step Guide: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps6537/ps6586/ps6634/prod_white_paper0900aecd805c4ea8.html
Until next time,