Ciso IOS Firewall and IOS IPS

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Nov 2nd, 2009

Is IOS Firewall and IOS IPS different feature sets or are they the same. Can one be utilized without the other.

I have this problem too.
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Collin Clark Mon, 11/02/2009 - 12:47

Yes they are in the same Feature Set ( Advanced Security) and they can be independent of one another.

tech_trac Mon, 11/02/2009 - 12:50

So does it mean that it is one as a product (advanced security feature set) but different as functionality.

Secondly, is it necessary to install the IPS module (NME-IPS) in ISR Router to activate the IOS IPS features.

Collin Clark Mon, 11/02/2009 - 12:53

Yes, when you buy the feature set you get the ability to run both. You do not the IPS module, however running IPS in IOS only, you may only have a subset of signatures (depending on your RAM & flash). Also offloading to the module will save resources on the router. IPS is pretty demanding when running in IOS only.

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