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Blocking question on IDSM blade

We currently have a cisco 6509 with a IDS blade being managed by the Cisco

Secure Policy Manager. I have three related questions. If I want

to enable the blocking function identified in the CSPM, ie: be able to

automatically block certain types of alerts for a defined period of time,

can I perform this function by directing the internal MSFC routing module to

handle the blocking function, or do I have to perform this blocking function

with an external firewall or router. Related question, if we can use the MSFC

routing module, how does fast switching (route first, switch the rest) type

functionality affect this capability. Are there any performance benefits

to choosing one method over the other.

Thanks

Mike

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Re: Blocking question on IDSM blade

The IDS blade can be configured within CSPM to perform the blocking on the MSFC similar to any other IOS router. It has been tested and is fully supported.

Alternatively you can also configure the IDS blade to perform the blocking directly on the Supervisor using Vlan ACLs.

As for:

Related question, if we can use the MSFC

routing module, how does fast switching (route first, switch the rest) type

functionality affect this capability. Are there any performance benefits

to choosing one method over the other.

Each time the ACLs on the MSFC are changed (by either a user or the IDS blade), the current streams are rechecked against the new ACL. So functionality wise it works fine with fast switching.

I can not, however, comment on the performance when using the MSFC or another device.

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Cisco Employee

Re: Blocking question on IDSM blade

The IDS blade can be configured within CSPM to perform the blocking on the MSFC similar to any other IOS router. It has been tested and is fully supported.

Alternatively you can also configure the IDS blade to perform the blocking directly on the Supervisor using Vlan ACLs.

As for:

Related question, if we can use the MSFC

routing module, how does fast switching (route first, switch the rest) type

functionality affect this capability. Are there any performance benefits

to choosing one method over the other.

Each time the ACLs on the MSFC are changed (by either a user or the IDS blade), the current streams are rechecked against the new ACL. So functionality wise it works fine with fast switching.

I can not, however, comment on the performance when using the MSFC or another device.

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