IDS and IPS devices function by performing traffic inspection to detect unauthorized traffic that tries to enter the enterprise network. Their main role is to monitor networks for intrusions or other malicious activity and they can come in multiple forms:
- Hardware appliances
- Software solutions
- Virtual solutions
The major difference between Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) is that IPS devices operate inline with the traffic, while IDS devices only receive a copy of the traffic so they can analyze it.
Based on their role in the network, IPS and . . .
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