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Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 and E3 Engine

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Cisco ® IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 and E3 Engine for Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors extend Cisco's market-leading IPv4 threat protection to both IPv6 and IPv4 networks. The IPv6 detection capabilities in E3 Engine are only active with Cisco IPS Sensor Software version 6.2 or higher.
For maximum deployment flexibility, customers can deploy a single Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensor with Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 and E3 Engine to protect their critical assets whether they have an IPv4 network, an IPv6 network, or a hybrid IPv4 and IPv6 network. The new software and engine provide investment protection for customers planning or considering migration to IPv6 or hybrid IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors with Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 and E3 Engine are critical to meeting federal and other compliance mandates requiring IPv6 support.
Customers can use Cisco IPS Device Manager or Cisco IPS Manager Express to manage their Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors with Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 and E3 Engine. The new software and engine are supported on all IPS platforms, including the Cisco IPS 4200 Series, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS solution, the Cisco Catalyst ® 6500 Series Intrusion Detection System Services Module (IDSM-2), the Cisco IPS Advanced Integration Module (AIM-IPS), and the Cisco IPS Network Module (NME-IPS). However, the IPv6 protection capabilities are only supported on the Cisco IPS 4200 Series.

Table 1. Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 and E3 Engine Support Information

Platforms Supporting Cisco IPS Software Version 6.2 and E3 Engine

IPv4 Protection

IPv6 Protection

Cisco IPS 4240, 4255, 4260, 4270

Yes

Yes

Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Module 10, 20, and 40 (AIP-SSM-10, AIP-SSM-20, and AIP-SSM-40)

Yes

No

Cisco IPS Advanced Integration Module (AIM-IPS) , Cisco IPS Network Module (NME-IPS)

Yes

No

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2

Yes

No

Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 and E3 Engine can be downloaded at http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ips6.

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the following sites.

• Cisco IPS solutions: http://www.cisco.com/go/ips

• Cisco IPS 4200 Series: http://www.cisco.com/go/4200