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Network Security Principles and Practices by Saadat Malik

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Construction of the Management Console

UNIX director and CSPM are the two management consoles available for the IDS solution. The primary purpose served by the management console is to provide a central location for configuring the sensors, which can then be downloaded to the sensors themselves. The management console also provides a user interface for viewing the information collected by the sensors. A summary of the functionality provided by the management console is as follows:

  • Manages and configures multiple sensors

  • Provides a user interface for the configuration of signature elements

  • Provides a facility for logging information collected by the sensor (the sensor itself can be used for logging as well)

  • Gives the user access to the network security ...

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