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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.
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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.
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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.
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k... ujitnos at yahoo.com
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excellent.
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