Re: IDS causing troubles

On Feb 14, 2011, at 1:28 PM, JiPi DiNi wrote:

If inline it has to be a bypass switch not a tap.

an IPS with a TAP is an IDS.
an IPS with a bypass switch configured inline can block on traffic.

You might want to clarify this statement a bit more, for instance, there are tap vendors that make devices called "Vmode" taps, which is essentially an inline tap, the traffic goes through the tap, and sent through an IPS, however if the IPS fails, the vmode tap "fails open" sending the traffic straight through.

This may be what you meant about a bypass switch, but just clarifying the terminology.

Joel Esler

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