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ALSO CALLED: Network Intrusion Prevention, Host Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Protection, Network Intrusion Management
DEFINITION: Intrusion prevention is a preemptive approach to network security used to identify potential threats and respond to them swiftly. Like an intrusion detection system (IDS), an intrusion prevention system (IPS) monitors network traffic. However, because an exploit may be carried out very quickly after the attacker gains access, intrusion prevention systems also have the ability to take immediate action,  … 
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EGUIDE: There's no way to eradicate all IT vulnerabilities, but the ability to spot critical ones is essential. This expert tip provides best practices to identify and prioritize vulnerabilities that will have the greatest impact and how to deploy limited resources in the most effective way.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 25 Aug 2011

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How To Secure Electronic Healthcare Records Effectively
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights important ways to prevent intrusion and block attacks with a security approach that’s comprehensive, automated, and proactive. That way, your organization can ease the worry of facing hefty financial penalties in the face of a data breach.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 19 Jun 2012

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Network Evolution: Building the Infrastructure to Enable the Changing Face of IT
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Bit9 Parity for Servers: International Communications Company Locks Down Domain controllers
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CASE STUDY: Domain controllers have become an increasingly popular target for malicious hackers for its access to an organization’s sensitive and intellectual property. This case study uncovers how one international communications firm was able to protect 225 of its domain controllers using Bit9 Parity for Servers and the key benefits they gained.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

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The Next Generation IPS
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Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 04 May 2012

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Getting Ahead of Advanced Threats - Achieving Intelligence-Driven Security
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Posted: 07 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Mar 2012

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How to Effectively Secure Electronic Health Records
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WHITE PAPER: In the ongoing effort to reach HIPPA Electronic Medical Record (EMR) compliance standards, one of the biggest concerns is security. Download this whitepaper to see how to develop a blanket of security for patients and your reputation through leveraging best practices for automated threat protection!
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

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Security considerations for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
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WHITE PAPER: SMEs are just as vulnerable to security breaches as any other enterprise, but often times they consider security only as an afterthought. View this paper to explore key security challenges for SMEs and the necessary tools and policies for effective protection.
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Protecting the Network Perimeter: Controlling what gets through—into and out of your organization
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WHITE PAPER: The traffic allowed to flow through the network perimeter – both good and bad – can determine the success or potential downfall of an organisation. View this paper to explore how McAfee can help protect network perimeters with a solution that enables organisations to easily, effectively, and securely manage traffic flow.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

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McAfee Leads Criteria for Next-Generation IPS
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how to mitigate today's increasingly sophisticated attacks with next-generation intrusion prevention (IPS). View now to explore how McAfee Network Security Platform 7 and an integrated network security framework can help deliver new levels of protection.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

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Stop strategies for preventing network intrusions
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A pragmatic approach to security - How to stay secure in 2012
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WHITE PAPER: While it can be tempting to simply buy new security technologies to solve your problems, they are unlikely to help if the basics of an effective security practice are not in place. In this white paper, discover how your organisation can apply pragmatism to IT security and do more with what you already have.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

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Technical Overview of McAfee Real-Time Database Monitoring, Auditing, and Intrusion Prevention
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Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

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Advanced Threats: The New World Order
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WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the state of advanced threats on the front lines, as seen by the companies, law enforcement officials and government leaders. View now to gain a better understanding of these emerging threats, its challenges to all organizations and how to defend against them.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2011

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Radware Security Incidents Report, 1H2011 Special Focus: Multi-Layer Attack Threats
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E-Guide: How antivirus software works: Virus detection techniques
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Stopping Fake Antivirus: How to Keep Scareware off Your Network
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Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

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Presentation Transcript: Best Practices for Implementation of an Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: View this presentation transcript to explore the benefits of deploying IPS & IDS, challenges and considerations when implementing IPS & IDS, features to look for when selecting a device, deployment methodologies and more.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

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FortiGate DoS Protection - Block Malicious Traffic Before It Affects Critical Applications and Systems
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INTRUSION PREVENTION DEFINITION (continued): …  based on a set of rules established by the network administrator. For example, an IPS might drop a packet that it determines to be malicious and block all further traffic from that IP address or port. Legitimate traffic, meanwhile, should be forwarded to the recipient with no apparent disruption or delay of service. According to Michael Reed of Top Layer Networks, an effective intrusion prevention system should also perform more complex monitoring and analysis, such as watching and responding to traffic patterns as well as individual packets. "Detection mechanisms can include address matching, … 
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