Network IPS appliances in both inline and passive monitoring modes

Technote (FAQ)


Question

Can the Network IPS appliances be configured in inline and passive monitoring at the same time on different segments?

Answer

The Network IPS appliances are capable of running one segment as inline (IPS mode) and another segment in passive monitoring (IDS mode). In an eight port appliance configuration, you can have the appliance monitor eight segments in IDS mode, four segments in IPS mode, or a mixture. Essentially, each pair can be configured as inline or independent passive monitoring ports.

For example, you may wish to run 1A-1B and 2A-2B in InlineProtection mode, 3A-3B in InlineSimulation mode, and 4A-4B in Monitoring mode (allowing for two independent sources to monitor).


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Historical Number

3041

Document information


More support for:

IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System
Hardware

Software version:

Version Independent

Operating system(s):

Firmware

Reference #:

1435132

Modified date:

2013-06-04

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