Network security continues to trend as one of the hottest topics in enterprise computing. Many network administrators rely on IPS and IDS as their first lines of defense against attacks. You’re probably wondering, what is IPS/IDS and how can it help increase my network’s security?
- IPS is short for Intrusion Prevention Services and this typically operates within your firewall to prevent malicious traffic from traversing across your network.
- IDS is short for Intrusion Detection System and this service provides administrators with insights on policy violations and malicious activity on the network.