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IDPS (Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems)


Term
IDPS (Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems)

Abbreviation
IDPS

Definition
IDPS (Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems), also known as IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems), are network security appliances that monitor network and system activities for malicious activity. The main functions of intrusion prevention systems are to identify malicious activity, log information about this activity, attempt to block or stop it and report it.

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