Solved

IPS experts.

Posted on 2011-02-28
4
813 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Hi all,
dear I need to know the right way to manage my new IPS and making sure that it is up to date...is there any check list or process that can be followed to make sure that my IPS is up to date...and it is able to protect my network.

cheers.
0
Comment
Question by:besmile4ever
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
ujitnos earned 500 total points
ID: 35005675
Who is the IPS from? like ISS, Tipping Point McAfee etc?

I had managed an ISS IPS and what i did was configure the critical signatures to be blocked. Dont block all of the critical signatures in one day, and before blocking a signature try to find out if the signature is really valid for your environment. Like if your office has all Windows systems there in no point in enabling any LINUX related signatures.

Take a bunch of 10 signatures and block them. Send a mail to maybe your Helpdesk to lookout for any signature specific issues, keep monitoring for a week, when all seems to be fine, take another atch of 10 signatures and block them.

make sure that the software/appliance gets automatic updates/signatures. dont just blindly start blocking them.

generate a report to see if any of the signature was triggered. See the details and try to find if the access was a genuine one.

These steps should get u started.
0
 

Author Comment

by:besmile4ever
ID: 35014670
Great ujitnos,
can i communicate with u on mail pls if you do not mind.. ebdaaco at gmail.
i will appreciate it...and i will approve your answer.

br.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ujitnos
ID: 35014959
k... ujitnos at yahoo.com
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:besmile4ever
ID: 35041947
excellent.
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Examines three attack vectors, specifically, the different types of malware used in malicious attacks, web application attacks, and finally, network based attacks.  Concludes by examining the means of securing and protecting critical systems and inf…
Knowing where your website is hosted is as important as the features you receive, the monthly fee, and the support you receive. Due diligence should be done when choosing your next hosting provider.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question