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Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Intrusion Prevention System technology from Hyve protects your business from internet threats and instils confidence in your customers.

What is an Intrusion Prevention System? (IPS)

An Intrusion Prevention System is a network security technology that works to detect and prevent identified threats. Intrusion Prevention Systems are best suited to individual solutions, as they learn your systems inside out so that if something appears malicious, it immediately blocks it.

IPS 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 configuring firewalls and closing access points to prevent further attacks.

Unlike Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), which is a passive system that scans traffic and reports back on threats, the IPS is placed in the direct communication path between source and destination, actively analyzing and taking automated actions on all traffic flows that enter the network.

Why do you need an IPS?

Information is the backbone of any business. In many cases, information is the business. It’s invaluable to the enterprise and very valuable to thieves. Sensitive business information is also at risk: product designs, IP, business plans, research information and application code are attractive targets for industrial espionage by unscrupulous competitors, nation-states and cybercriminals who will sell to the highest bidder.

Businesses store millions of customer records: credit card data; personally identifiable information; medical records and personal financial data on internet-facing servers. The cost of a data breach can be enormous.

Like legitimate business, organised crime has gone cyber – it’s where the money is. In just a few years, cybercrime has grown into big business. Hackers use clever attack tools, viruses and malware, Attackers employ armies of infected computers to launch attacks. 

Hackers launch Botnets that launch massive, automated attacks that scan enterprises for vulnerabilities and exploit them, usually to steal information. Botnets also send billions of spam messages and can be used for crippling Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. The attacking computers make repeated requests to the application in an attempt to exhaust its resources, rendering it unable to respond to other requests. DDoS attacks cause costly network downtime to organisations that rely on the Internet to do business.

Firewalls and endpoint anti-malware products are essential security tools but are now seen as inadequate in the face of these sophisticated onslaughts, so IPS can be a great addition to your security suite.

Why Hyve for IPS?

IPS services from Hyve can be seamlessly integrated into enterprise security information management processes, with no effect on traffic speeds or the business. Business owners can relax in the knowledge that they are protected against these types of threats.

Hyve IPS Features & Benefits

IPS from Hyve is an in-line security appliance that inspects network traffic, identifying malicious, harmful, and/or unwanted network activity and blocking it. The inspection is performed in real-time to ensure that good network traffic is able to pass through the IPS without noticeable delay.

  • Daily updates SANS_Dshield blacklisted and dirty IP database
  • Spyware sites and blocks spyware calling home
  • CVS database
  • Stops remote exploits of critical vulnerabilities
  • Keeps spyware, viruses, botnet programs and other malware out of the network
  • Thwarts advanced hybrid and application-level attacks
  • Provides P2P security
  • Protects VoIP infrastructure
  • Prevents undesired access
  • Proactively protects against threats while patches are being tested and deployed
  • Improves security posture through acceptable application usage enforcement
  • Enables regulatory compliance through the protection of confidential data
  • Protects against theft of intellectual property because of undesired access
  • Reduces IT hours devoted to fixing/remediating systems infected by viruses, botnets and malware

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