Defining Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems


Archived Published: 20 September 2016 ID: G00310148

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Summary

Intrusion detection/prevention systems have evolved to address not just legacy, but also emerging threats, helping avert damage to digital businesses. Security leaders need to understand the current state of IPS/IDS, and use cases that are suitable and unsuitable for this technology to address.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Definition
    • Evaluation Criteria
    • Description
      • The Prevention or Detection Debate — Detection Still Matters
      • Choosing Between IPS and NGFW
    • Benefits and Uses
      • Virtual Patching of Vulnerabilities
      • Mitigating Targeted Intrusions
      • Addressing the Lateral Movement Problem
      • Adoption Rate
    • Risks
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Alternatives
  • What a Next-Generation Network IPS/IDS Is Not
    • IPS/IDS Futures
      • Machine Learning Holds Value for IPS/IDS
      • Public/Hybrid Cloud Is a Valid Use Case
    • Recommendations
    • Representative Providers
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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