I am new to cisco ids. our company already has an IDS blade in the cat 6509 switch.
We also have pix but there I was told that PIX is Vulnerable to the following attacks:
IP Range Scan
HTTP attacks spanning multiple attacks
1. Can I take care of these with IDS?
2. Can the IDS act like a firewall in case of an attack? or can IDS be used as a firewall in general?