Hackers have become increasingly savvy. Basic security measures may not be enough to protect a network from a more sophisticated attack.

That’s where Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems, also known as IDS and IPS come in. Intrusion detection systems monitor incoming traffic on your network and analyze it to determine any potential threats. Intrusion protection takes it a step further to put barriers in place to prevent further damage if a threat is detected.

The specifics of how threats are detected varies slightly from one provider to the next, but, generally speaking, they work by inspecting packets as they enter a network environment through a next-generation firewall and making a determination about whether it presents a threat.

Nitel’s IDS, IPS and managed threat detection solutions compare incoming traffic against a global database of known threats. How traffic gets flagged can be customized based on the threat level, the type of threat and other features.

In short, IDS and IPS detect attacks and block malicious traffic which means reduced risk of downtime or data loss for customers.

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