With the significant increase in cyber threats in recent years, the search for preventive network security tools and strategies has gained a lot of relevance.

An Intrusion Prevention System, or IPS, is a preventative approach to network security, used to detect potential threats and respond quickly to cyberattacks.

IPS works as follows: the technology collects user data, analyzes behavioral patterns, data flow, among others. In this way, with the information and prior knowledge of attack patterns, it is possible to identify whether a certain activity is malicious or not.

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Difference Between IDS and IPS

 Although many people confuse the terms Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), there is an important point that differentiates the two technologies.

The goal of IDS is not necessarily to stop cyberattacks. Instead, the technology provides visibility into network and device activity by alerting the administrator, generating statistics, and monitoring traffic.

IPS, on the other hand, acts preventively in protecting against cyberattacks. It analyzes movements on the network and, if it detects something suspicious, the technology blocks that activity. IPS can be purchased through a solution called UTM (Unified Threat Management), which consists of a combination of Firewall, IPS, as well as other security solutions.

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Benefits of Intrusion Prevention System for Businesses

Blockbit’s Intrusion Prevention System increases the visibility of IT staff, who actively identify information about suspicious traffic that tries to exploit vulnerabilities in applications and services on its network.

This frees your environment from threats targeting software, web applications, malformed packets, denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and other emerging dangers.

In addition, IPS creates logs to record incidents for each type of attack identified, making it easier to report in case of potential security incidents.

With the intelligence signatures always updated by  Blockbit Labs, Blockbit IPS is highly efficient in identifying new malicious sources and decreasing the occurrence of false positives.

With more than 5,000 clients, Blockbit is one of the leading manufacturers of cybersecurity solutions, empowering businesses to protect themselves against a wide range of threats, vulnerabilities, and cyberattacks, whether internal or external, generic or specific.