An intrusion prevention system (IPS) is a form of network security that works to detect and prevent identified threats. Intrusion prevention systems continuously monitor your network, looking for possible malicious incidents and capturing information about them. The IPS reports these events to system administrators and takes preventative action, such as closing access points and configuring firewalls to prevent future attacks. IPS solutions can also be used to identify issues with corporate security policies, deterring employees and network guests from violating the rules these policies contain.
With so many access points present on a typical business network, it is essential that you have a way to monitor for signs of potential violations, incidents and imminent threats. Today's network threats are becoming more and more sophisticated and able to infiltrate even the most robust security solutions.