CISCO Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) are used to detect & prevent attacks in real-time.However, if they are not configured properly they may be of no use. Further the events reported by these devices need to be monitored by analysts on a continuous basis.

  • identifies, classifies, and stops malicious traffic, including worms, spyware, adware, viruses, and application abuse
  • delivers high-performance, intelligent threat detection and protection over a range of deployment options
  • uses reputation filtering and global inspection to give businesses actionable intelligence and prevent threats with confidence
  • Promotes business continuity and helps businesses meet compliance needs.


Stop the Spread of Attacks, Worms and Viruses

While it is common practice to defend against attacks by inspecting traffic at data centers. And corporate headquarters, blocking malicious traffic at the branch office is also critical. Deploying router-based threat control at the branch, small business, or home office also. It enables those locations to drop offending traffic as needed, stopping attacks at their point of entry.


Cisco IOS Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is an inline, deep-packet inspection feature that effectively mitigates a wide range of network attacks. A component of the Cisco IOS Integrated Threat Control framework and complemented by Cisco IOS Flexible Packet Matching feature, Cisco IOS IPS provides your network with the intelligence to accurately identify, classify, and stop or block malicious traffic in real time completely.



  • Increased network availability— Provides networkwide, distributed protection from many attacks, exploits, worms, and viruses
  • Faster remediation— Pinpoints the source of network attacks faster and takes corrective actions closest to the attacks also
  • Deployment flexibility— Offers inline inspection of traffic through any combination of the router’s LAN and WAN interfaces with field-customizable worm and attack signature sets and event actions that adjust automatically based on risk level
  • Comprehensive threat protection— Works with Cisco IOS Firewall, control-plane policing, and other Cisco IOS Software security features