By Chad Sullivan
Hinder safeguard breaches through conserving endpoint structures with Cisco protection Agent, the Cisco host Intrusion Prevention method * safe your endpoint structures with host IPS * construct and manage rules for the platforms you must guard * the way to use teams and hosts within the Cisco safeguard Agent structure and the way the elements are comparable * set up neighborhood agent elements on a number of working platforms * discover the development database at the administration method to view and clear out info * research Cisco defense Agent reporting mechanisms for tracking method task * observe program Deployment research to record on put in functions, hotfixes, and repair packs * acquire exact details on approaches and spot how they use and are utilized by process assets * Create and track regulations to manage your surroundings with no impacting usability * how one can continue the Cisco protection Agent structure, together with administrative entry roles and backupsCisco defense Agent provides an in depth clarification of Cisco safety Agent, illustrating using host Intrusion Prevention structures (IPS) in glossy self-defending community safeguard schemes. on the endpoint, the deployment of a number IPS presents safeguard opposed to either worms and viruses. instead of focusing completely on reconnaissance stages of community assaults a number IPS ways the matter from the opposite course, fighting malicious job at the host by way of concentrating on habit. by means of altering the focal point to behaviour, harmful task might be detected and blocked-regardless of the attack.Cisco safety Agent is an cutting edge product in that it secures the component of company networks which are within the maximum desire of protection-the finish platforms. It additionally has the power to avoid a day-zero assault, that's a computer virus that spreads from method to approach, making the most of vulnerabilities in networks the place both the newest patches haven't been put in or for which patches should not but on hand. Cisco defense Agent makes use of a special structure that correlates habit happening at the finish structures by way of tracking clues akin to dossier and reminiscence entry, technique habit, COM item entry, and entry to shared libraries in addition to different very important signs.
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The CSA MC is where all management functions are performed. As part of the CiscoWorks VPN Management Solutions (VMS) network management family of products, the CSA MC has the same look and feel as the other management tools from Cisco, and its configuration interface is accessible via a web browser over a secure encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection. Figure 2-1 Part I: The Need for Endpoint Security 31 32 Part I: The Need for Endpoint Security provides a typical CSA MC screen you will see upon successfully logging in to the CSA MC application with your web browser.
Here is an abbreviated list of predefined groups: • Servers All Types • Desktops All Types • Desktops Remote • Servers IIS Web Servers • Systems Test Mode Remember, the preceding list is just a sample of the predefined groups included during the installation process. Refer to your Groups page to see what definitions are included with the particular version of the CSA MC you installed; these predefined groups and policies will continue to be developed and mature over time. Chapter 14, "CSA MC Administration and Maintenance," describes group best practices in more detail.
The default polling interval is 10 minutes. You can increase this time up to a maximum of 24 hours. If your environment has very secure and controlling policies and you have set many of the rules to log events, or you have a very large number of agents reporting to a single CSA MC, you might want to increase the polling interval to decrease the load placed on the MC. The polling interval is one way to control how often network traffic between the MC and remote agents needs to take place. Even though the typical traffic between the agent and MC is relatively low bandwidth, if you have a large number of hosts attempting to communicate over low-bandwidth WANs, you might want to increase the period between polls.