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Intrusion detection basics

Posted on August 25, 2003 in Articles | by

Intrusion-detection systems (IDS) are a critical component of any security infrastructure. These hardware and/or software devices monitor a network for potentially malicious activity and report it to administrators for further investigation. There are many intrusion-detection systems on the market, ranging from dedicated hardware designed to handle high-bandwidth connections (and costing thousands of dollars) all the way to the absolutely free software-based IDS Snort.

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Published in SearchSecurity on 08/25/03

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