A rising number of malicious attacks has made implementing an intrusion prevention system (IPS) a top priority for enterprises large and small. An IPS identifies common vulnerabilities and exposures, and then mitigates them by dropping the malicious packets or blocking traffic from the offending IP address. However, because IPS’s alone lack the processing power they need to handle the overwhelming amount of traffic, as well as encrypted traffic, the technology is often deployed in a passive detection mode only.
In today’s threat landscape, traditional malware has become highly targeted and evasive, and specifically designed to be completely undetectable. The goal is to breach the network perimeter by delivering malware that can move laterally across an organization, extracting valuable data as it spreads — all this while remaining invisible to traditional network defenses.
IPS/IDS protects your network against these threats by providing multiple layers of prevention, confronting threats at each phase of the attack.
Vulnerability-based protections detect and block exploit attempts and evasive techniques on both the network and application layers, including port scans, buffer overflows, protocol fragmentation, and obfuscation.