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Need help for buy a cisco ips

i want to buy a cisco ips but i want to get answers of my questions before certain decide for buy it.

i want to know how many rule currently exist in cisco ips signature database?

and can i write my own rule and add to cisco ips device(such as Snort)?

Cisco Employee

Re: Need help for buy a cisco ips

yes you may create your own signature using (Customer signature Wizard) , there are around 60000 default signatures approx

Re: Need help for buy a cisco ips

Are you sure about that figure? I would expect something like 3000 signatures.

And yes you can create your own signatures, clone/modify existing signatures. There is even a wizard which lets you do this.



New Member

Re: Need help for buy a cisco ips

is around 60000 or 3000?

these are very different.

an important thing of an intrusion system

is number of rule that supported and the status of rule update engine.for example in snort we have currently around 15000 rules and update around 100 rules per month.i want to know about update support and number of cisco ips rules that currently any related link that published from cisco systems?


Cisco Employee

Re: Need help for buy a cisco ips

hey Folks...did I say bad..what I meants was the Customer Signature ID for Custom Signatures starts with 60000 and onwards...

There are 1000 default built in Signatures in latest version IPS 6.x

hope it helps !