I am looking to order a NM-CIDS-K9 module into a 2811 for a remote facility. This router will be installed into a facility that has ist own internet connection and LAN. We are trying to protect this new link back to our corporate in the even the two networks are needed to be interconnected.
A couple of questons have come up regarding this module.
1) Can it run in IPS mode and NOT just IDS mode?
2) Would it be a good idea to beef up the memory on the router to support this module?
3) Do I still need a support contract to get the updates or would the smartnet on the hardware cover the IDS module software.