Cisco IPS - Intrusion Prevention System

Csico Firewalls and Firewalls in general help to prevent a broad network attack pattern. In the case of focused attacks the best practice would be to mitigate the risk by using an intrusion prevention system (IPS) a traffic filtering device that works on pre-defined security signature sets, deep packet inspection technology and traffic anomaly detection.

The Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Cisco Intrusion Detecsion (IDS )protects the entire network usually by being deployed at the forced entry bottleneck in order to cater for all the critical traffic traversing the network. Because the IPS is positioned inline of the critical network traffic it can identify, and blocks known and unknown threats to your network, including:

  • Worms
  • Network viruses
  • System intrusion attempts
  • Application misuse
  • Focused system attacks

Cisco IPS provides adaptive vulnerability and anomaly detection. Signatures are focused on vulnerabilities, so your ability to detect threats remains intact, even as exploits change. This automatic intrusion prevention system is invaluable against new attacks called zero day threats a Cisco IPS sensor learns about your network, detects behavioral anomalies, and mitigates attacks without a signature update.

Cisco IPS is the only intrusion prevention systems that use Global Correlation ssstem .Using that system the Cisco IPS can stop twice the amount of malicious activity that traditional signature-only IPS technologies can, and with fewer false positives. With Global Correlation updates every five minutes, the Cisco IPS can also adjust to changing threat conditions 100 times faster than signature updates alone.

Cisco IPS and Cisco IDS provide high-performance intelligent threat detection and protection. The IPS engine provides some key benefits:

  • Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention work against Distributed Denial of services or DDoS
  • Inline inspection of traffic flows
  • Offers customizable attack responses, alerts and inline protection against security threats



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Recommended Reading


  1. Cisco-ids-ips-aip-idsm-configuration-guide


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