The Critical Importance of Three-Dimensional Protection (3DP) in an Intrusion Prevention System
Source: Top Layer Networks
Many companies also employ network intrusion detection systems (IDS), which inspect the network traffic and report their findings to log files and databases. IDS tools have been instrumental in providing forensics about attacks and in determining over time what areas of the network become compromised. While IDSs enable record-keeping, an alarm function, and eventual analysis and remediation, they do not stop or mitigate damage from malicious attacks in real time. An increasing number of organizations, therefore, are using network intrusion prevention systems in addition to other network security measures to mitigate information security risks. This is a generally positive development, as inline intrusion prevention systems with deep packet inspection capabilities are critical to protecting corporate networks.