Intrusion Prevention systems are available in two types.
Network based Intrusion Prevention systems
Host based Intrusion Prevention Systems
Network based Intrusion Prevention Systems are installed in a network segment and examine packets as they traverse the network.
Host based Intrusion Prevention Systems are installed on servers and work stations. They examine application actions and look for calls which are prohibited.
The host-based IPS provides protection against viruses, spams, spywares, worms, Trojan horse programs, key loggers, bots, buffer overflows, rootkits, and Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, etc.
Network based IPS can stop attacks that come in from the Internet. However, it is not completely ideal for identifying and protecting from an internal attack. If you are concerned about internal attacks, a host-based IPS is the ideal solution. Sometimes deploying a host-based IPS along with a network-based IPS is required for multiple layers of protection. Host-based IPSs can be an additional level of security to the firewall and antivirus solutions.
Or experts understand your needs and recommend appropriate products. We educate you about the kinds of attacks and make sure that the solution chosen prevents the types of attacks that you are most concerned about.
Planning is very important before deciding on a host-based IPS. Since these products block (rather than just alert), they can even stop legitimate processes & traffic. We help you in understanding the suitability of this solution and ensure high security to your network.
A host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS) is a system or a program employed to protect critical computer systems containing crucial data against viruses and other Internet malware. Starting from the network layer all the way up to the application layer, HIPS protects from known and unknown malicious attacks. HIPS regularly checks the characteristics of a single host and the various events that occur within the host for suspicious activities.
HIPS can be implemented on various types of machines, including servers, workstations, and computers