Cisco IPS 4260 Sensor

Part of the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System family of products, the Cisco IPS 4260 Sensor is an inline network security appliance that provides 2 Gbps of intrusion prevention performance. With optional fiber or copper NIC cards, you can monitor multiple segments for malicious traffic, making the most of your intrusion prevention investment.

cisco IPS 4260

Cisco IPS 4260

Performance: Media-rich

2 Gbps

Performance: Transactional 

1 Gbps

Standard monitoring interface


Standard command and control interface


Optional monitoring interfaces

• Four 10/100/1000BASE-TX (up to 9 monitoring interfaces)
• Two 1000BASE-SX (up to 4 fiber monitoring interfaces)
• One 2-Port 10Gigabit Ethernet Interface Card, SR (optional)

Redundant power supply


Automated hardware fail- open


Form factor

Two rack units


3.45 in. (87.6 mm)


17.14 in. (435.3 mm)


20 in. (508 mm)


40 lb (18.14 kg) (when fully loaded)




100 to 240 VAC


47 to 63 Hz, single-phase

Operating current

8.9A (100 VAC), 4.5A (200 VAC)

Operating temperature

10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)

Nonoperating temperature

-40 to 70°C

(-104 to 158°F)

Operating relative humidity

10 to 85% (noncondensing)

Nonoperating relative humidity

5 to 95% (noncondensing)

Heat dissipation @ full power

648 Btu/hr


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