Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are usually part of a firewall or other
larger system. They monitor the connections being attempted and compare them to
known threats and profiles or suspected threats. Each threat is logged as well
as weather it was successful or not plus what other actions were taken. IDS systems
do not necessarily attempt to thwart attacks, they simply detect them as they happen.
This may not seem that useful at first, but consider a secured network. If all attacks
are blocked by the system, the IDS provides confirmation that the
system is working
as it should and stopping potential threats. It also provides a unique view into
threats that happen to get through as well as a way to track the person responsible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for one of our representatives
to discuss intrusion detection systems, give us a call.