We have installed an IPS 4215 with VMS 2.3.
Since upgrading to ver 6 of IPS I lost some functionality of the Management Console. Could not re-import the IPS sensor.
I have since found out that ver 6 is no longer supported with MC and we need to upgrade to CSM 3.1. That is not too bad but now VMS has gone altogether from the server (after installing CSM 3.1) and we have no reporting at all. I see the only solution to this is to purchase MARS, a very large cost for only one PIX and one IPS sensor.
My questions are:
Why should we upgrade to ver 6, how long is ver 5 going to be supported?
Is there any other way I can get some reporting or monitoring other than MARS? We could use syslog but that is not very functional.