ids 4200 syslog

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May 26th, 2009

Customer doesn't want to use MARS. Any recommendations on decent syslog server?

thx again

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Farrukh Haroon about 7 years 6 months ago

I would place it behind the firewall's outside interface. But this all depends on your security policy and how your network is setup.

Another factor is your IPS device's throughput. Can it sustain the load from the internal LAN? If so you can also place it behind the PIX firewall. This will give you protectional for both internal an external threats.

I would setup the IPS in inline interface pair mode.

Have a look at this link:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/products_configuration_example09186a00809c37cb.shtml

Please rate if helpful.

Regards

Farrukh

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Farrukh Haroon Tue, 05/26/2009 - 06:07

The IPS sensor does not support syslog. It can only send SNMP traps to remote destinations. A good tool to store IPS sensor events is Cisco IME, and its free! Have a look at:

www.cisco.com/go/ime

Regards

Farrukh

whanson Wed, 05/27/2009 - 13:04

one more question. Simple network with PIX outside and inside network. I was just looking at how these things go together. Customer wants ids mode. I assume you span ports to make it work? Also, placement better to have it on the internet side or the inside? thx again

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Farrukh Haroon Wed, 05/27/2009 - 23:41

I would place it behind the firewall's outside interface. But this all depends on your security policy and how your network is setup.

Another factor is your IPS device's throughput. Can it sustain the load from the internal LAN? If so you can also place it behind the PIX firewall. This will give you protectional for both internal an external threats.

I would setup the IPS in inline interface pair mode.

Have a look at this link:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/products_configuration_example09186a00809c37cb.shtml

Please rate if helpful.

Regards

Farrukh

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