Re: Re: Changes in IDS Companies?

From: Aaron Turner (
Date: 11/09/02

Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 09:22:50 -0800
From: Aaron Turner <>
To: Proxy Administrator <>

On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 08:32:51AM -0000, Proxy Administrator wrote:
> Aiguo Fei wrote :
> >
> >>so you wouldn't miss any attack that it *could* detect.
> >
> >This is NOT true. If the IDS system doesn't have enough
> >processing >power or doesn't have a good enough performance,
> >under certain load >it may fail to process(analyze) the packet to
> >catch the attack (of >course it has to let it pass through to
> >fullfill the inlining >requirement).
> Hmmm... is this true for any other system out there which is
> placed inline? I thought this issue would be handled the same way
> a firewall would handle it.

I've gotta agree with Proxy Admin here... failing open is NOT acceptable.
The solution to the performance issue is either a more powerful device or
some means to do load balancing.

Aaron Turner <aturner at|>
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deserve neither liberty nor safety. -- Benjamin Franklin

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