Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Intrusion Detection System (IDS): What is the Difference?

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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An Intrusion Prevention System – or an IPS – is a network security technology (and control system) that monitors networks and traffic for any vulnerability exploits or malicious activity. IPS will automatically either allow or deny the detected traffic (good or bad) based on its established ruleset. An Intrusion Detection System – or an IDS … Read more