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    Getting Started with the Default Configuration

    The purpose of this topic is to provide you with a workflow to get started using an IDP Series appliance with the default configuration.

    Follow these basic steps to get started:

    1. Read the release notes for your release. The release notes contain important release-related information about release-specific features, unsupported features, changed features, fixed issues, and known issues. The information in the release notes is more current than the information in this guide.
    2. Install the IDP Series appliance, configure network settings and virtual routers, and connect the device to your network.

      For details, see the installation guide for your IDP Series appliance.

    3. Add the device to the NSM Device Manager.
    4. Upgrade IDP OS software to the latest version (if applicable).
    5. Update the detector engine and NSM attack object database.
    6. Become familiar with the default security policy (named Recommended).
    7. Use the documentation to become familiar with the product features and user interface:

      • Use the IDP Series Concepts and Examples Guide to become familiar with the product features.
      • Use this guide, the IDP Series Administration Guide, to learn the steps to implement the product features and monitor security events.
      • Use the Appliance Configuration Manager (ACM) online Help for information about using ACM.
      • Use CLI man pages for syntax and parameter hints for CLI commands.
      • Use the NSM online Help for information about using the NSM user interface.
    8. Run Profiler to discover the network hosts you want to protect.
    9. Review logs to verify the initial deployment.

    Published: 2011-02-08