Foundation Summary


The Cisco IPS Device Manager (IDM) provides a graphical interface that enables you to configure the operational characteristics of a single sensor on your network. IDM is a Java-based web application that should work with most web browsers.

The recommended memory and screen resolution are as follows:

  • 256 MB memory (minimum)

  • 1024 x 768 resolution and 256 colors (minimum)

Cisco has identified system requirements based on the following operating systems for use with IDM:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP

  • Sun Solaris 2.8 and 2.9

  • Red Hat Linux 9.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version, 3 running GNOME or KDE

The functionality provided by IDM is divided into the following two categories:

  • Configuration

  • Monitoring

The configuration tasks are divided into the following categories:

  • Sensor Setup

  • Interface Configuration

  • Analysis Engine

  • Signature Definition

  • Event Action Rules

  • Blocking

  • SNMP

  • Auto Update

Each of these categories provides one or more configuration screens that control the operation of the sensor. The monitoring functionality is divided into the following categories:

  • Denied Attackers

  • Active Host Blocks

  • Network Blocks

  • IP Logging

  • Events

  • Support Information>Diagnostic Report

  • Support Information>Statistics

  • Support Information>System Information

The monitoring categories provide you with information about the current operation of the sensor.

IDM provides online help and also supports Back and Forward icons (as in a browser) to help you operate more efficiently while using IDM to configure your sensor.



CCSP IPS Exam Certification Guide
CCSP IPS Exam Certification Guide
ISBN: 1587201461
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 119
Authors: Earl Carter

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