Cisco IPS 4270 Sensor

Make the most of your intrusion prevention investment with the Cisco IPS 4270 Sensor. Part of the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System family of products, this inline network security appliance provides up to 4 Gbps of intrusion prevention performance. With optional fiber or copper NIC cards for as many as 16 interfaces, you can monitor multiple segments for malicious traffic.

cisco IPS 4270

Cisco IPS 4270

Performance: Media-rich

4 Gbps

Performance: Transactional 

2 Gbps

Standard monitoring interface

Four 10/100/1000BASE-TX or four 1000BASE-SX

Standard command and control interface


Optional monitoring interfaces

• Four 10/100/1000BASE-TX
• Two 1000BASE-SX (fiber) (up to 16 total monitoring interfaces)
One 2-Port 10Gigabit Ethernet Interface Card, SR (optional)

Redundant power supply


Automated hardware fail- open


Form factor

Four rack units


6.94 in. (17.6 cm)


19 in. (48.3 cm)


26.5 in. (67.3 cm)


80 lb (36.3 kg)




100 to 240 VAC


50 to 60 Hz, single-phase

Operating current

12.0A (100 VAC), 4.9A (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 90% (noncondensing)

Nonoperating relative humidity

5 to 95% (noncondensing)

Heat dissipation @ full power

1893 Btu/hr


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