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can IDS 4235 be a IPS

hi all

I just want to wheather I can use my existing IDS 4235 as IPS if I just upgrade my IDS 4.1 image to IPS 5.0

regards

thom

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Re: can IDS 4235 be a IPS

Hello thom,

Yes, it you can run version 5.x on an IDS 4235.

Per http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/products_qanda_item0900aecd801e6a99.shtml

Q. Can Cisco IDS sensors be upgraded to support Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 5.0 features?

A. Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 5.0 supports several platforms, including the Cisco IDS 4215, IDS 4235, IPS 4240, IPS 4255, IPS 4250-XL, and the IDSM-2. Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 5.0 will also be supported on the IDS-4210 and the NM-CIDS (network module for Cisco access routers), in promiscuous IDS mode only.

Hope this helps! If so, please rate.

Thanks

New Member

Re: can IDS 4235 be a IPS

Yes it can be upgraded to 5.0. However to support in-line features, you need a port adapter.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/products_installation_guide_chapter09186a008055fc70.html

I ran into this, you can upgrade to the 5.0 code in promiscious mode, but not inline without the port adapter.

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Re: can IDS 4235 be a IPS

I forgot to add, if you upgrade to IPS 5.1, you dont require the additional terminal adapter. You can utilize the sensor as an IPS sensor on a stick, go in one VLAN, out another on the same port. However, that will degrade the throughput of the sensor.

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