An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a system that monitors network or system activities for malicious behaviors that might indicate an attempted security breach.
As a business owner, you have to assign some importance or priority to your buildings, assets, and operations security.
Many methods can help you guard your network and system. An IDS is one method of protecting a network.
There are two types:
This type of IDS monitors data, processes, and network traffic that passes through a particular point in the network or system.
These systems identify suspicious data, detect intrusions and notify you accordingly without taking any actions.
This type of IDS monitors all data, both within and outside the firewall. These systems break down all packets that enter/leave the computer for security purposes by comparing them with a database of known good programs (good/bad). These types of systems can monitor all the traffic on your computer.
What are the benefits?
- Acts as a shield against any data theft or loss of data
- Acts as a backup for a firewall in case the firewall fails or is breached
- Provides user authentication, if used with a centralized computer system
- Enables you to set up and track budgets to manage costs
IDS can be a bit complicated to understand, but with the help of a professional, you can make the best of it.
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