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Summary

This chapter described how intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) technology embedded in Cisco host- and network-based IDS and IPS solutions fight Internet worms and viruses in real time. More precisely, you have learned how

  • A signature is a set of rules that an IDS and an IPS use to detect typical intrusive activity.
  • To use Cisco SDM to configure Cisco IOS IPS on the router or security device, choose Configure > Intrusion Prevention > Create IPS in Cisco SDM and click the Launch IPS Rule Wizard button.
  • Cisco IOS IPS combines existing Cisco IDS and IPS product features.
  • To configure Cisco IOS IPS on the router or security device, click the Launch IPS Rule Wizard button in Cisco SDM.
  • Cisco IOS IPS prevents intrusion by comparing traffic against the signatures of known attacks.
  • Cisco IOS IPS alarms are communicated using SDEE and syslog.
  • The command show ip ips all displays all the available IPS information.

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