Eight Questions to Ask About Your Intrusion-Security Solution: Why Intrusion Prevention - Not Detection - Is Essential

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Executive Summary

After all, IDS and IPS solutions are designed and engineered for fundamentally different purposes. An Intrusion Detection System is a classical out-of-band device that merely detects and generates alerts for suspicious traffic, making it ideal for security analysis and forensics. An Intrusion Prevention System, on the other hand, relies on purpose-built in-band devices both to detect and block unwanted traffic.

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