IDS Appliance Recommendations

Daniel Fussell dfussell at
Tue Aug 6 18:16:10 MDT 2013

On 08/06/2013 11:39 AM, Jacob Albretsen wrote:
> A PCI compliance company which will remain nameless decided to EOL a IDS
> Appliance under my feet while simultaneously not producing a replacement
> product that has the same functionality.   Now I need to find another solution.
> The appliance served as both an IDS (all incoming traffic was passed through it)
> as well as doing our quarterly internal vulnerability scans.
> I am looking for recommendations for a product that can give me this kind of
> functionality.  A real nice feature (not sure if it exists) would be that even
> if the appliance is off or rebooting, traffic is still passed through it to the
> rest of network.
> Thanks,
> - Jake
I've use Fortigate firewalls/IPS for some time and like them.  When I 
managed vulnerability scans, I used Digital Defense's flavor of Nessus, 
and it was quite nice as well.

;-Daniel Fussell

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