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Cisco IDS Sensor Deployment Considerations

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When installing your Cisco IDS, you must determine where to place IDS Sensors to watch the traffic on your network. The first step is to analyze your network topology and identify the critical components on your network. Earl Carter describes the steps you must follow to guarantee the success of your Cisco IDS installation.


Your Cisco IDS uses sensors to monitor your network for signs of intrusive activity. Understanding where to install your Cisco IDS sensors requires a thorough understanding of your network topology, as well as your critical systems. You must choose an installation configuration for each of your Cisco IDS sensors to provide the level of protection that your network demands. After following all of these steps, however, your Cisco IDS will be able to effectively monitor your entire network for intrusive activity.