Published: 10 March 2006
Analyst(s): Diana Kelley
The buzz factor surrounding fast-moving attacks has been high for well over a year, and companies are anxious to implement desktop and server protection that is more proactive than current signature-based anti-virus and anti-spyware offerings. A class of solutions known as host intrusion prevention systems (HIPS) has emerged to fill the need. But what do HIPS actually do? Are they really a replacement for or necessary adjunct to anti-virus products? This report reviews the current state of HIPS and what enterprises need to know when considering a HIPS deployment.
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