Reply: IDS Question

From: Dennis Oliver (
Date: 11/09/01

Subject: Reply: IDS Question
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 08:54:18 -0700
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Thank you all for the Quick responses,
  I have been doing a lot of reading and even more research. I have
also contacted a few resellers of IDS products. Has anyone out there
heard of iSensor by Secure Works. I have hard a little about it and was
wondering a few things. I hear that all traffic goes through the IDS
where as the other sensors listen in promiscuous mode. Supposedly the
iSensor will capture all traffic. Has anyone evaluated or use the
iSensor, I know that you can't really manage the iSensor IDS but was
just trying to look if anyone had any reviews on iSensor.

-----Original Message-----
From: DeBerry, Casey []
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 3:48 PM
To: Dennis Oliver
Subject: RE: IDS Question

You have alot of reading on your hands...
Do a little research, and if you can, TEST them yourself... Evals are
to come by. This will save many headaches of all the suggestions and
discussions this questions starts. IDS are now like ice cream flavors-
everyon has their favorite. Find the advantages/disadvantages that fit
your/your companies needs.
Here's some stuff to get you started... Take everything you read with a
grain of salt.

part one:
part two:

Best of luck.

Casey DeBerry
Network Security
AT&T Broadband
PHONE: 303.712.2273
PAGER: 1.800.258.8741

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Oliver []
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 11:54 AM
Subject: IDS Question

Hello All,
        Sorry if this is not the right place to post.

        I am trying to implement an IDS and not sure on which brand to
implement, currently we use Checkpoint Firewall-1 for our firewall. I
have heard that real secure IDS is good for integrating with Checkpoint.
My question is does anyone have any recommendations on an IDS that is
easy to manage and not to pricey. What I am looking for in the IDS
features is to have it e-mail or if possible send a Text Page to a cell
phone or pager to alert of attacks, easy to manage, and integrate with
Checkpoint if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.