Intrusion Prevention Offers A False Sense of Security


Beyond provisioning a firewall, the primary network security appliance deployed on virtually every organization’s network is an intrusion prevention system (IPS). An IPS is a network security appliance that monitors network and/or system activities for malicious activity. The main functions of intrusion prevention systems are to identify malicious activity, log information about that activity, attempt to block/stop activity, and then report any detected activity.…