Cybersecurity is critical, and IDS/IPS systems provide comprehensive protection for your organization’s network.
Losing sensitive information because of a cyberattack is a nightmare every organization hopes it never has to deal with. Unfortunately, these types of attacks happen every day, and without the appropriate security measures in place, your organization could be the next victim. This is why intrusion detection and prevention systems, or IDS and IPS, have become a security best practice.
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.
The IDS monitors incoming and outbound network traffic for malicious activity or security policy violations. You can think of the IDS as the security alarm and the collector of information for your network. It monitors all traffic and also ensures you are notified of malicious activity. The IDS dumps information into the SIEM (security information and event management), and the SIEM communicates with other SIEM products in real time across the globe to keep your network secure. Your IDS contains a database of known attack signatures and compares inbound traffic against the database. The IDS can search potential attackers and see if they are a threat, but it cannot prevent hackers from sneaking into your network. That’s where the IPS comes in.
The intrusion prevention system (IPS) sits between your firewall and the rest of your network to stop suspected malicious traffic from getting to the rest of your network and becoming an active threat. Your IPS is the security guard of your system, preventing hackers from entering your network. The function of an IPS is to identify any suspicious activity, log information, attempt to block the activity, and then finally to report it. The IPS can execute a real-time response to stop an immediate threat to your network.
While a firewall applies a rule-set to allow traffic to flow, the IPS applies a rule-set to deny and stop traffic. For this reason, it’s best to have all three; a firewall, an IDS, and an IPS make for a truly comprehensive security solution.
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The product we offer our customers has cloud IDS capabilities. Our technical experts and knowledgeable team of engineers know how to deploy a well-thought-out solution that captures network traffic seamlessly without interruptions. With years of experience under our belts, our team understands the necessary steps that need to be taken to design an IDS/IPS solution that is compatible with both a cloud environment and an on-premises network.
The product that we offer our customers has cloud IDS capabilities. With this product, you can deploy one platform for intrusion detection, asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, SIEM, log management, and behavioral monitoring for all cloud and on-premises infrastructure. By combining these security capabilities for cloud and on-premises infrastructure, your business can save time and money when compared to deploying traditional security solutions.
Our solution provides native cloud intrusion detection system capabilities in all cloud environments so you can have full visibility into every operation that happens in your cloud accounts. Never worry about suspicious activity on your network with powerful cloud intrusion detection and prevention systems from Digital Agent. To learn more about how IDS and IPS can add that extra layer of security your business needs, contact Digital Agent.
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Are you ready to have peace of mind that your business’s critical data is secure and safe from cyberthreats? Do you want the security measures in place that are needed for you to operate your business at optimal efficiency? Our technical expertise and our top-notch IDS/IPS cybersecurity solution helps your business safeguard critical data, increase efficiency, and expand visibility. Firewalls used to be enough to protect your network from cyberthreats, but what happens when something actually gets through? Prevention systems like IDS and IPS are the answer. These systems constantly monitor traffic and immediately address any sort of suspicious behavior when it enters your network and becomes a security threat. There are a variety of SIEM products with IPS and IDS solutions and the options can be overwhelming. Let Digital Agent guide you and help you determine what will work best for your business.
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