Configure IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) via SDM

Awhile back I talked about the differences between IPS and IDS. (See the post Cisco IDS vs. IPS ) So for today’s post let’s learn how to configure an IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) on a router using the Cisco SDM (Security Device Manger). The Cisco SDM is a Web-based device management tool a GUI for Cisco routers this can simplify router deployments and cut ownership costs. ( See the post Configure Cisco SDM) Let’s start configuring an IPS with SDM! Continue reading “Configure IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) via SDM”

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Configure Cisco SDM

Today we will be going over the steps that are required to set up the Cisco SDM (Security Device Manger) The Cisco SDM is a Web-based device management tool a GUI for Cisco routers this can simplify router deployments and cut ownership costs. SDM is fairly easy to set up but you still need at least some experience in the router command-line to get SDM working. Continue reading “Configure Cisco SDM”

Cisco IDS vs. IPS

There are tons of network attacks out there. Using a firewall helps but does look for signature based attacks. Access Control Lists are like firewalls and only look at the protocols like HTTP, FTP POP, etc. Cisco has developed some tools that will help network administrators combat the issue; IDS, (Intrusion Detection System) and IPS. (Intrusion Prevention System) Continue reading “Cisco IDS vs. IPS”