Understanding the Basics of Cybersecurity

FAQ About Understanding the Basics of Cybersecurity

What is intrusion prevention?

Intrusion prevention is a proactive security measure that aims to prevent security breaches and cyber attacks before they can occur. Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are designed to monitor network traffic or system activity and respond to potential security threats in real-time.

IPS systems can be deployed at various points in a network infrastructure, such as at the network perimeter, within the network, or at the endpoint level. They can be configured to analyze network traffic and block potential threats, such as malicious traffic or unauthorized access attempts, before they can reach their intended target.

Intrusion prevention systems use a combination of signature-based detection, anomaly-based detection, and behavior-based detection to identify potential security threats. When a potential threat is detected, the IPS can take a variety of actions, such as blocking network traffic, terminating network sessions, or reconfiguring network access control rules.

Intrusion prevention systems are an important component of network security, but they should be used in conjunction with other security measures, such as firewalls, antivirus software, and intrusion detection systems, to provide a comprehensive defense against cyberattacks.