Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Network traffic

Books 2 Byte
Authorized Self-Study Guide: Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)
Keith Hutton, Mark Schofield and Diane Teare
( http://www.ciscopress.com/)

IDS and IPS

Intrusion-detection and –prevention solutions, commonly abbreviated as IDS and IPS, can make networks self-defending, being ‘designed to identify and stop worms, network viruses, and other malicious traffic.’ IDSs passively listen to network traffic; the IDS is not in the traffic path, but listens promiscuously to copies of all traffic on the network, explain Keith Hutton, Mark Schofield and Diane Teare in Authorized Self-Study Guide: Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH), second edition.

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