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CSPM 233i + PIX


I hope someone can help me.....

I have a question here....I have installed CSPM233i and I have activaed the IDS feature in the PIX..and I have servers in the inside network... Can CSPM 233i send alert such as email if there is an attack to the servers without IDS Sensor or Director ....JUST CSPM + PIX ???

Thanks in Advance

Cisco Employee

Re: CSPM 233i + PIX

The CSPM 233i release is only necessary if you are configuring and monitoring the IDS Appliance or IDS Module Sensors. If you are just using the IDS feature within the PIX then the 233f release train or even 3.0 would be better for you.

CSPM treats the PIX IDS messages differently than the IDS Sensor messages.

I assume it will treat the PIX IDS messages similar to other PIX syslog messages of the same severity.

So you would need to look through the CSPM documentation on how to send out email notifications when a certain PIX syslog message comes in.

Here are some places to start looking:

If using 233f:

If using 3.0:

(which pretty much says to look through 3.0's On Line Help)

I'm sorry I can't be of more help, but most of us on this Forum are more familiar with the 233i train and handling IDS Sensor messages than with the 233f train handling PIX syslog messages.

If you don't get any more responses on this Forum, you might want to try asking this on the PIX FireWall Forum.

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Re: CSPM 233i + PIX


thanks for your help....I am quite new in IDS...

BTW, How can I get the CSPM 3.0 Trial Version ???


Cisco Employee

Re: CSPM 233i + PIX

Look at the following web site. It appears that CSPM 3.0 is part of the new VMS - VPN/Security Management Solution.

So you will need to contact your Cisco Sales Rep to see about getting a trial version for VMS 2.0.

A trial version is not currently available for download off CCO.

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