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Securing the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System

Chapter Description

This chapter describes recommendations for securing MARS appliances, both physically and electronically.

Summary

MARS contains sensitive information that you need to protect from malicious users. You must protect MARS with a firewall that is properly configured to allow necessary inbound and outbound traffic.

A network-based IDS or IPS can provide increased levels of security, but adds a level of complexity.