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Where to start >>?<<

I have just moved into a new company at the Manager for Security and Operations. We have a CIDS for the 6500 switch installed, but not configured or activated. According to my reports, the system is overwelling them, and they are not able to tackle the task. (I will collect your resumes later ;-) )

Where do I start to get this up an going? What is a starting point or a checklist that I can use to guide my team through a project to get this up and running?

I do not have resources to outsource the project or for formal training.



Re: Where to start >>?<<

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Thank you for posting.

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Re: Where to start >>?<<

Hi Jason,

Training for the IDSM was rolled in to the IDS Training classes. Glabal Knowledge is a training partner that offers such training.

Other than that you may refer to IDS documentation at :

If you still cannot find info. that will get you started, you may contact me via email and I'll try to provide you with a quick start guide.



IDS Product Manager

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