Recent Posts by Stephen Spencer

Having worked in the Information Technology and Services field since 2003, Stephen Spencer is an experience professional. Initially joining the First National Technology Solutions team in 2015, he has also worked for Infogroup, Sitel, General Dynamics Information Technology and Cerner Corporation. When not working, Stephen enjoys working in the yard, spending time with family, and competing in Barbecue Competitions, a pastime he's participated in for almost 20 years.

Network based Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS), dealing with threats

In the previous installment of this article, I discussed the detection mechanisms used with Network based Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS). In this particular article, the focus will be on particular threats that NIPS deals with. 

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Network based Intrusion Prevention System: detection mechanisms

Intrusion Prevention System, or IPS as it is commonly referred to as, is undeniably the first level of defense in providing competent network security in real time.  It’s an active, in-line device, capable of provisioning security at all system levels from the operating system, to network data packets. The IPS stops network-based threats before they can impact the business operations of an organization.  Preemptive protection, which is protection that works ahead of a threat, is available by means of a combination of line-speed performance, security intelligence, and a modular protection engine that enables security convergence.    

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