Date Added: Jun 2009
Off late organizations had two choices when considering Intrusion Prevention (IPS): an expensive, dedicated IPS system, or an integrated system that lacked robust performance and security. Additionally, most IPS system were not used to their full potential. Deployed offline, they were used more as intrusion detection systems, only logging attacks without providing proactive protection. This approach not only fails to provide protection for a network, but diminishes both the value and Return On Investment (ROI) of an IPS. Given that IPS has become a fundamental component of 'Due Care' in IT security, the next generation of IPS needs to provide organizations with a superior and cost effective option.