Information systems today are more capable and more widely used than ever before. Our entire society and thus, all businesses rely on computing environments that are attached to high speed internet connections. Performing essential job functions is so much easier online. However, this increased convenience and reliance on the internet coupled with the fact that cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent than ever has resulted in an increased need to have security measures in place to minimize risk as much as possible.
A comprehensive cybersecurity solution is critical for any business. In today’s world, that means having a network intrusion detection system and intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS) in place. Implementing a robust IDS/IPS system is a critical way to ensure complete network security. These systems ensure any potential threats that sneak through your firewall are addressed as soon as the attack occurs. That’s why IDS/IPS are both vital in protecting your network. They work together to monitor traffic and report attacks. A good security strategy is to have them work together simultaneously. Although it’s best to have these systems work together as a team on their own, it’s important to understand what they do on their own before you deploy this solution.