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mixemos Newcomer 4 posts since
Dec 17, 2012
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Dec 20, 2012 7:20 AM

Add Second IPS in Single Path

Currently I have a single IPS 4050 in production installed with Fail open kit and now I want to add another IPS but in single path scenario, anyone can help how  can add the second unit?

  • Hayton Volunteer Moderator 4,590 posts since
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    2. Dec 20, 2012 2:20 PM (in response to mixemos)
    Re: Add Second IPS in Single Path

    I think this probably belongs in the Business section - most likely

     

    Business / Network Security / Network Security Platform (NSP, NIPS, NAC, NTBA)

     

    - so I've moved it out of Security Awareness into that location.

     

    Message was edited by: Hayton on 20/12/12 20:20:15 GMT

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  • gfergus1 McAfee SME 125 posts since
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    4. Dec 21, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to mixemos)
    Re: Add Second IPS in Single Path

    We would need more information on what your goals are to be able to correctly advise you.  I see you mentioned a single path.  This is the least common scenario.  Are you looking for redundancy?  Do you have two firewalls that have failover capabilities?

     

    I recommend reviewing the high availability section of the device administration guide.  It's available as PD23848 at kc.mcafee.com.

  • gfergus1 McAfee SME 125 posts since
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    6. Dec 24, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to mixemos)
    Re: Add Second IPS in Single Path

    PD23848 available at kc.mcafee.com has a section on "redundant sensors on a single path" on page 191.  This is simlar to what you will want.  I don't thing putting the two sensors stacked with a single fail open kit around them will be very successful.  You should have 2 fail open kits if you truly want redundancy and fail open.

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