Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

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Protection from Threats

Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) solutions provide protection against sophisticated threats such as:

  • Targeted attacks
  • Adaptive Persistent Threats (APTs)
  • Botnets
  • SQL injection attacks
  • Malware targeting application and OS vulnerabilities

Solutions are available as:

  • Dedicated IPS appliances, the Cisco IPS 4300 and 4500 Series Sensors
  • Integrated IPS services for the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA)
  • Hardware modules for Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR) and Cisco Catalyst Switches
  • Cisco IOS software-based solutions for ISR routers

Powerful Capabilities for Regulatory Compliance

Cisco IPS solutions can help organizations meet requirements such as:

  • PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Sarbanes - Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

Simplified Management

Management options for Cisco IPS solutions include IPS Manager Express, a powerful yet easy to use GUI-based management platform for smaller deployments.

For enterprise deployment, Cisco offers Cisco Security Manager

Advanced Features

Cisco IPS solutions, including the 4300 and 4500 Series IPS Sensors, and the Cisco ASA IPS solutions, are part of the Cisco SecureX security architecture.

Exclusive Cisco Technology to Block Threats

More than 700,000 Cisco network devices worldwide send current threat information into Talos Security Intelligence. The data is analyzed, correlated, and pushed back to devices worldwide as threat intelligence, reputation data, and outbreak filters.

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Learn About Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

Protect against targeted attacks, sophisticated malware, and application and OS vulnerabilities.

At A Glance

For additional information on Cisco IPS best in class threat protection please read the IPS Global Correlation whitepaper.

Cisco discloses real-world performance testing based on common deployment scenarios enabling both security and availability standards for critical enterprise applications. Please refer to the IPS Performance whitepaper for details.

Review the latest threat alerts and learn how to mitigate them with Cisco IPS on the Security Intelligence Operations web pages.

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