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Best Practices for Deploying Intrusion Prevention Systems: A Better Approach to Securing Networks

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Executive Summary

Interest in intrusion prevention has been gaining ground since late 2006. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of which is the thinking that a defense-in-depth strategy is essential in any enterprise network environment. Regulatory compliance reports and other requirements are also leading many to consider implementing Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSs) as a next-generation security technology. Whatever the reason, it is important to not only select the right technology but to deploy this technology correctly. To enable the accomplishment of both objectives, this white paper will outline the criteria for a successful IPS deployment. First, it is important to remember that IPS can refer to network- and host-based IPS, firewalls, and modified networking equipment like routers and switches.

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