Why IPS won't break your network

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Back in 2003 Gartner declared Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) as dead. Whether this is true, it is an increasing reality that intrusion protection or prevention systems are increasingly becoming a part of many company's networks. While IDS may be waning, IPS (Intrusion Protection Systems) are on the up, yet there is still a pervasive feeling that such technology can cause a network to break or malfunction.

It is a great shame if these fears are affecting people's views of IPS, because many of these fears are no longer founded on fact, but the early problems associated with IDS, such as too many false positives. This led many users to tune down systems to the point where they were no longer ...

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