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Benefit paper

I'm trying to sell the VP's on an intrusion detection system from Cisco of course. I would like to write a paper that would explain the reason why we should have these products. I was just wondering if there are any examples of this kind that I could download and edit to fit my needs.

Products to be use:

Cisco Secure IDS 4210 Sensor

Catalyst 6000 Intrusion Detection Sys Module

Cisco Secure Policy Mgr - R (LITE) v 2.2

Thank you,

Ernesto Valenzuela

Network Security Engineer

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Re: Benefit paper

Whenever I need to make a sales presentation I reference it’s a great resource. You can also look at the benefits of each product here:

I haven’t deployed a network using policy manager yet but I found a lot of information at: and a good presentation at:

I’m actually going to take a look at policy manager for some deployments myself!

Hope this helps

Cisco Employee

Re: Benefit paper


We have a wealth of information about the IDS product line posted to Cisco's website at In addition, there are a number of third party reports that outline the different IDS players, business justification for the technology, etc. You can find on such report from a company called NSS Group at There is a link for the IDS/VA analysis report.

There is also a recent write up in the Network World magazine at:

Another through Network Computing at:


Joel McFarland

IDS Product Marketing Manager

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