Cisco IDS/IPS appliance vs IDSM

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May 9th, 2005

Greetings all. Can anyone provide a link to a document(s) which explains the differences in features between an appliance and an IDSM, both running 4.1 and/or 5.0? Thanks in advance.

- Ralph

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a.arndt Mon, 05/09/2005 - 06:49

All information pertaining to these products can usually be found at

I think you might find the IDSM-2 datasheet useful. You can find it at

Also, there's a nifty comparison of abilities, using a chart, at

I hope this helps,

Alex Arndt


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