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IDS with Pix 515E

We have a UR license, does this include the

the ids module? When I look at the policy to interface mappings it shows none and does not give options. Missing something? thanks.


Re: IDS with Pix 515E

All PIX Family does not have any IDS/IPS module. It comes as a fraction of IDS embedded in PIX software. For Cisco Firewall series, only ASA has the IPS/SSM module.

PIX IDS inspection/signatures features is limited to less than 60 well-known signatures.

You can activate this feature using "ip audit" command where you can create an IDS info function (assign name) to scan/detect incoming intrusion attempts by creating alarm, and a function to detect traffic matching the intrusion signatures by dropping/resetting the connection.

PIX(config)#ip audit name SCAN info alarm

PIX(config)#ip audit name BLOCK attack drop reset

PIX(config)#ip audit interface outside SCAN

PIX(config)#ip audit interface outside BLOCK

See the following url and look under Table 9-7 Commands on how to create and apply IDS feature in PIX:



Re: IDS with Pix 515E

BTW, the license upgrade from Restricted to UnRestricted is meant for the following (not for IDS/IPS):

- Maximum number of physical and virtual interfaces supported

- Maximum number of concurrent firewall and VPN connections supported

- Maximum amount of RAM included

- Maximum VPN performance via integrated hardware VPN acceleration (Cisco VPN Accelerator or Cisco VPN Accelerator+)

- Active/Active stateful failover support (requires similar Cisco PIX Security Appliance model with Failover-Active/Active license)

- Active/Standby stateful failover support (requires similar Cisco PIX Security Appliance model with Failover or Failover-Active/Active license)

- Security context support, with two security contexts included as part of the UR license

- GTP inspection* support, when a GTP Feature License is also installed on the system

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