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Outsourced IDS Box nOOb Question

We currently outsource our IDS box, at a cost of $300 per month.

The IDS box is OpenBSD, which I know a little about. My questions are, does the price seem high, and what do I need to know to implement my own IDS box?

TIA!

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Re: Outsourced IDS Box nOOb Question

You do not need to know much about the underlying operating system of this device to effectively used the IDS.

The knowledge required to use the IDS is related to the processing of signatures events, tuning the IDS to your environment, and reacting to the significant events reported to you by the sensor.

A GUI is embedded into the IDS which permits you to web into the sensor to manage it. An Event Viewer is available for download for you to look at the events as the sensor reports them.

In the city I work in, we provide demonstrations of the sensors every other week to our interested customers. You could contact your local Cisco office and see if there will be any demos in the upcoming month you could attend to become familiar with the device.

Hope this helps,

peter

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Cisco Employee

Re: Outsourced IDS Box nOOb Question

You do not need to know much about the underlying operating system of this device to effectively used the IDS.

The knowledge required to use the IDS is related to the processing of signatures events, tuning the IDS to your environment, and reacting to the significant events reported to you by the sensor.

A GUI is embedded into the IDS which permits you to web into the sensor to manage it. An Event Viewer is available for download for you to look at the events as the sensor reports them.

In the city I work in, we provide demonstrations of the sensors every other week to our interested customers. You could contact your local Cisco office and see if there will be any demos in the upcoming month you could attend to become familiar with the device.

Hope this helps,

peter

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