It’s practically impossible to guarantee that your network is free from security flaws, as vulnerabilities can lurk anywhere: in hardware, application software and operating systems.

It’s also not feasible to monitor every user action that could expose your organisation to a security risk. With hackers getting smarter and IT networks becoming more complex, you need an intrusion prevention system that can help secure your business and protect your information assets.

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), hosted in our secure data centres, identifies and automatically deals with known, zero-day (unknown), and denial of service (DoS) attacks.

Protect your information assets

Constant, up-to-date intrusion prevention

Detect, and respond, to network vulnerabilities

Having systems in place to protect the information assets and personal data your business holds is non-negotiable. The function of Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is to constantly monitor network traffic and, as the name implies, to prevent attacks that may threaten the security of these assets.

IPS continually scans for and identify potential exploits – that is, attempts to attack and gain control of assets in your network by exploiting a vulnerability in security.

If an exploit attempt is detected, the system responds to it quickly, based on the rules you have defined for that particular threat. For example, it can send an alert, drop a malicious packet, and block traffic from the source address while allowing legitimate traffic to continue on the network.

By not only detecting but also responding to attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in your network, IPS keeps your corporate data assets safe and protects your corporate reputation. It also helps you prevent the loss of work, time and money that could result from a successful network attack. Because when it comes to online security risks, prevention is certainly better than cure.

Automated real-time threat updates

Your intrusion prevention system is only as effective as its latest update. Without this, your security system doesn’t stand a chance against the latest hacking techniques. IPS software is continually updated with new signatures and other measures for offering protection against newly discovered vulnerabilities. These updates are delivered as soon as they are available, so you can be confident that your intrusion protection system is working with the latest security tools.

Scan. Identify. Respond

Features of Intrusion Prevention Solutions

State-of-the-art detection and prevention for your business

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is available to clients who have hosted services with us. To ensure maximum effectiveness, the intrusion prevention system software has the following features:

Anomaly-based (learning) detection

IPS protocol and application uses anomaly detection to identify deviations from the normal behaviour of network traffic. But it doesn’t stop there – in contrast to a conventional intrusion detection system, which simply notifies the administrator of any anomalies detected on the network, IPS is designed to automatically defend the target without the administrator's direct involvement. This is done by applying rules you have defined for responding to various anomalies.

Signature-based and signature-less inspection

Signatures are rule sets that are used to detect activities such as DoS attacks. IPS works with signatures to identify known attacks but can also identify and prevent attacks that don’t yet have signatures.

With signature-based inspection, IPS scans network traffic to look for signature patterns of known attacks. It then compares these patterns with an extensive database of signatures to determine whether a network packet is malicious, and responds accordingly.

With signature-less inspection, IPS can identify malicious traffic and stop attacks that haven’t been seen before and therefore don’t have signatures yet.

First-line defence

Operating systems that don’t have the latest patches can be more open to being compromised. IPS protects networks or servers from unpatched operating systems, giving you time to patch the environment without the risk of infection.

A flexible, fully outsourced solution

Enjoy maximum uptime and full scalability

High levels of redundancy

The Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solution is a fully managed, hosted, and supported solution which eliminates the time, skills and expense a company faces when setting up and maintaining its onsite installation.The IPS environment is hosted in our secure data centres, and is built with high levels of redundancy, so you’re assured of maximum availability of the service.

A flexible solution to serve your business

Hackers are getting smarter and the threat of cyber-attacks grows bigger every day. This doesn’t only put your business at risk but also means the cost of securing your network is forever increasing.

IPS can be scaled up to meet the requirements of any business, regardless of size. This allows for better budgeting as you only pay for the services you use while still enjoying the full support and security benefits our solution offers.

Best of breed, at a fraction of the cost

IPS allows you to provision a best-of-breed protection service, within one our data centres. From known or zero-day (unknown) threats, to denial of service (DoS) attacks, IPS allows you to gain maximum benefit from world-class detection, prevention and reporting services without having to invest precious time, money or resources. Our experts focus on making sure the service provides the latest and greatest in intrusion prevention, so you can focus on running and expanding your business in a safe, protected environment.

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