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Thread: Justification for IPS purchase

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2002

    Justification for IPS purchase

    Hey guys, I have recently completed an evaluation of 3 different IPS devices. ISS proventia, Juniper IDP and McAfee's Intusheild. The ISS product was hands down the best and worked out to be the cheapest. OK having said that I know have to convince management that this purchase is worth it. Any suggestions on how to convince them? Does anyone know where I can find statistics on vulnerabilities? We are a microsoft shop so I am going to try to look for info on trends or stats of MS vulns or expoits overs that last x years.

    Thanks in advance for you help.

  2. #2
    Perhaps compare the costs of a virus outbreak to the cost of the purchase. You can embellish worm costs to extremes and "forget" to leave in maintenance costs for the IPS.

    Just make the report pretty.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    I am sure that the Account Manager at ISS has a lot of documentation to use to pitch the IDS with your boss.

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