IDS and IDP

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Oct 4th, 2009

Dear all,

I have a big confusion between IDS and IDP , what is the clear main difference between them?

I have this problem too.
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dhananjoy chowdhury Sun, 10/04/2009 - 06:44

IDS (Intrusion detection systems) does intrusion detection and generates alerts.

IDP (Intrusion detection and Prevention system) detects intrusions and also prevents them, it also generates alerts.

Collin Clark Mon, 10/05/2009 - 05:49

IDS checks traffic flows and alerts on anomalies or triggers of signatures. IPS does the same thing but it can also prevent attacks by accessing your devices and making ACL/firewall changes to block the offender. IPS is the next generation of IDS.

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