IDS and IPS are intelligence modules (either hardware, software or virtual instances) that are often incorporated into firewalls, although they can be standalone appliances communicating with a firewall.

An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is a device or application that analyses whole packets, both header and payload, looking for known events. When a known event is detected a log message is generated detailing the event.

An Intrusion Prevention System is a device or application that analyses whole packets, both header and payload, looking for known events. When a known event is detected the packet is rejected.

  • Juniper Networks – IDS/IPS

    by Juniper Networks

    Juniper Networks are relied upon by service providers, enterprises, governments, and research and education institutions worldwide to deliver products for building networks tailored to the individual needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper’s routing, switching and security products run the modular, single-train Juniper Networks JUNOS™ Operating System software, offering advanced performance, services and security at no additional charge.

    Juniper’s SRX series of security appliances consolidate security, routing, switching, and WAN connectivity in a single device (or virtualised instance). They offer advanced security services, including content security, AppSecure, and UTM (Unified Threat Management), for containerised and virtual machine environments. Juniper Networks uses its SRX Series Services Gateways for intrusion detection and prevention (IDP) services.

  • Fortinet – IDS/IPS

    by Fortinet

    Fortinet produce high performance network security products and services spanning unified threat management (UTM), next-generation firewall (NGFW), advanced threat protection (ATP), VPNs, Application Controllers, Anti-malware, Intrusion Prevention, Web Filtering, Vulnerability Management, Anti-Spam, WLAN, Data Centre switches, and WAN Acceleration.

    Fortinet’s flagship products are the FortiGate NGFW series, which offer comprehensive protection against known and unknown threats (e.g. ransomware, malicious botnets, zero-day, and encrypted malware). Fortinet IPS functionality empowered by FortiOS is an industry-proven network security solution that scales to 120 Gbps and beyond of in-line protection.

  • Barracuda – IDS/IPS

    by Barracuda

    Barracuda Networks is a leader in email and Web security appliances. Barracuda also provides world-class firewalls, IM protection, application server load balancing and message archiving appliances. Barracuda solutions deliver easy-to-use, comprehensive protection against spam, spyware, viruses, and other IT threats. Barracuda continues to gain wide acclaim from customers, media and analysts by offering exceptional products and customer service.

    Barracuda’s network firewall offerings include the F and X series product lines. The Barracuda NG Firewall Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS) strongly enhances network security by providing complete and comprehensive real-time network protection against a broad range of network threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and exposures.

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