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Intrusion detection and prevention systems were once mainstays in enterprise network security. Though their capabilities and features are still critical, they are now often rolled into security suites or platforms.
Alongside firewalls, antimalware and a slew of other security mechanisms, IDS and IPS remain key components of the network security puzzle. As with any security investment, informed decisions about why and how to use IDS/IPS must be made before deployment. Otherwise, the products' hefty price tags will drain your resources.
Test your IDS/IPS know-how, and improve your knowledge with this quiz.