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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Intrusion Detection System (IDSM-2) Module

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With the increased complexity of security threats, such as malicious Internet worms, denial of service (DoS) attacks, and e-business application attacks, achieving efficient network intrusion security is critical to maintaining a high level of protection. The Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series Intrusion Detection System Services Module (IDSM-2) is an important intrusion prevention system (IPS) solution for safeguarding organizations from costly and debilitating network breaches and for helping to ensure business continuity.

The second-generation Cisco IDSM-2 protects switched environments by integrating full-featured IPS functions directly into the network infrastructure through the widely deployed Cisco Catalyst chassis. This integration allows the user to monitor traffic directly off the switch backplane—a logical platform for additional services such as firewall, VPN, and IPS.

The Cisco IDSM-2 with Cisco IPS Sensor Software v6.0 helps users stop more threats with greater confidence, through the use of the following elements:

  • Multivector threat identification—Detailed inspection of Layer 2–7 traffic protects your network from policy violations, vulnerability exploitations, and anomalous activity.
  • Accurate prevention technologies—Cisco Systems’ innovative Risk Rating feature and Meta Event Generator provide the confidence to take preventive actions on a broader range of threats without the risk of dropping legitimate traffic.

When combined, these elements provide a comprehensive inline prevention solution, giving you the confidence to detect and stop the broadest range of malicious traffic before it affects business continuity.