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TOPIC: Best config for IPS 4215, Pix515e and websense

Best config for IPS 4215, Pix515e and websense 11 years 8 months ago #17291

Hey Everyone,

I have purchase a quad ethernet adapter for the IPS 4215 sensor and was planning to configure an in-line setup between my Pix 515e and 2620 router. We are also evaluating Websense 6.2 as a content filter. What is the best configuration for these products:

IPS 4125
Pix 515e
2620 Router

Will an in-line config on my IPS 4215 still work if websense need to see all traffic from my pix?


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Re: Best config for IPS 4215, Pix515e and websense 11 years 8 months ago #17304

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Sorry but not really had many dealings with the IPS apart from when i did the CCSP, then it was IDS and the changes with the appliances doing In-Line was not around (just bought one so i am hoping to get to play with it soon).

Anyhow, as far as i know, using the appliance In-Line should not affact anything with the Websense/Firewall as it should just be passing on all the traffic through the device (thats how i understand it). Obviously if the appliance detects attack traffic (or worms, etc..) depending on how you configured it then this traffic can then be blocked.

I would also wait until Websense Version 6.3 is out (end of the month i beleive) its probably best to test with the latest and greatest build. They have now re-introduced the Google SafeSearch option (which was added in version 5.5 and then removed in version 6) which is a cracking option to stop google searches from bringing back undesirable content.

I have tested it with google images and entered porn as a search term and didn't get any pornographic images back (which is good in my environment which deals with kids).

Hope it helps but thats about all i know on this one.


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