Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS)

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) are network security devices that are used to monitor and analyze network traffic for signs of security threats. IDPSs are designed to detect and prevent unauthorized access, data exfiltration, and other types of cyber attacks by identifying suspicious activity and alerting security teams.

Subfields of IDPS

Examples of IDPS Software and Hardware

Additional Information about IDPS

IDPSs can be configured to operate in either inline or passive mode. In inline mode, IDPSs actively block or prevent attacks from occurring, while in passive mode, IDPSs only monitor and report suspicious activity without taking any action. IDPSs can also be categorized as network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) or network intrusion prevention systems (NIPS) depending on whether they are used for detection only or both detection and prevention, respectively.