NFR's Sentivist IPS uses a combination of hardware sensors, and software for managing. It ships with a Java-based management console, which is good for monitoring and configuring individual sensors.
With new applications such as VoIP appearing on networks run by engineers with limited time and resources to make them secure, intrusion prevention technology is rising to the challenge. One answer, the brand new NFR Sentivist IPS, is raising the bar in the intrusion prevention system (IPS) category. The NFR Sentivist IPS is available as an appliance.