RE: IPS arguments

Compliance, ease of management, redundancy are all good reasons.

I have to admit there is part of me that sides with your CIO here, not that
I believe the CISCO IPS is superfluous, but that I want to hear from you (or
any consultant) how that IPS combined with the bundle of tools I already
have will increase the security of my operation.

Pardon my bluntness here, but the fact that you are asking a listserv to
explain/defend the implementation seems to imply that you are unsure (for
whatever reason) as well.

Implementation of a tool is far more critical than the actual tool itself.
The CIO may just be making sure that he understands the capabilities and
functions of that equipment before rushing ahead.


-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Hugo Vinicius Garcia Razera
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 9:35 AM
To: pen-test@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: IPS arguments

Hello Gentleman's,

I have finished a penetration testing to a client like a month ago.
The company i worked for used some practices that i don't agree with.
that's one of the reasons i resigned. any way they managed to shell
the audited company a CISCO IPS using the results of the pen test.

Well the thing is that the CIO of that company is refusing to install
the IPS on their network even after his company has already put a buy
order for the equipment and said IPS is know on their building but he
refuses to install such equipment, augmenting that it is totally
unnecessary because they all ready have an Microsoft ISA server
Firewall in place, and symantec enpoint protection on the clients

Can any one point me why, they need an IPS?

The old company i worked for wants me to penetrate their network, to
proof them they need an IPS . this time I'm thinking on deploying an
old Trojan i coded.

but i would like to have more compelling arguments on why some one needs
an IPS

thanks for the time replying to my questions