Did you know that in every 4.2 seconds a new type of malware surfaces on the Internet? Quite dreadful isn’t it.
Exploring the vast world of the Internet doesn’t come without a heavy price for some users. Now and then, we hear news on the Internet of users or organizations falling victim to a global malware or ransomware attack.
In fact, every year we see a growing number of online phishing attacks victims. To stop the nuisance brought about by malicious traffic and activities, it is high time you turn to PureVPN’s advanced IDS/IPS solution.
PureVPN is dedicated to the fundamental right of every user, i.e., online privacy. The newly introduced Ozone-ready servers offer Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) that enables you to remain clear of privacy intrusions.
Intrusion detection and prevention system adds an extra yet robust layer of security to your Internet connection. As a result, you are guaranteed maximum security.
Now you might wonder that how the technology actually works. Don’t you?
As the name suggests, the Intrusion Detection System scans data packets, including both the payload and header, looking for anomalies or patterns (signatures). When a known pattern or anomaly is detected, the system sends an alert to the administrator and generates a log.
Its deep inspection makes it a powerful technology that can efficiently look through security protocols, policies and traffic to name a few.
As mentioned earlier, the IDS technology uses two types of detection technology to find and identify exploits in the network.
This detection method uses known events against the normal activity. If the system finds any deviation in the activity, aka anomaly, it immediately triggers an alert and logs the event. It is also a very effective detection method that lets the system identify unknown threats.
In this method, the system compares the patterns with the known events (signatures) to find identifiable exploits. Here, the system uses a list of stored signatures that could be vulnerabilities or attacks.
Intrusion Prevent System
The IPS technology conducts an inspection of the data (traffic) scanning both the payload and header of the data packets. The prevention system looks for any exploits or vulnerabilities in the network stream. When an exploit or vulnerability is found, the system rejects the data packets.
The IPS technology also acts as a protocol compliance tool, making sure that the client’s application accepts only correct data packets.
You can also understand the working of IDS and IPS technology through this example. Suppose that you send 500 bytes of requests to the Internet Server. The Internet Server sends you back 1000 bytes of corrupt data due to a compromised website or server. The IDS and IPS will work as a filtering tool that would reject the corrupt bytes of data and pass on only the correct 500 bytes of data that you requested.
It is common for users to wonder whether they should get only IDS or IPS or both. After all, both the technologies initially sound common in working. However, there’s a significant difference between the two.
If you go for the IDS technology only, you will have to be satisfied with alerts and notifications alone. After all, the real purpose of the IDS system is to detect anomalies or vulnerabilities in the network stream and trigger an alert or a log. The log will be required to get analyzed by security analysists to determine whether the alert is real or a false positive.
For large corporates, arranging manpower for analyzing network alerts or logs isn’t difficult. Although it would be fairly expensive even for a corporate. But, for a home user, it isn’t possible at all.
Similarly, you can’t go with the IPS solution alone. For maximum security of your device or network, you need both, IDS and IPS.
Be it regular internet users or businesses, the IDS and IPS feature by PureVPN can help you fight a great number of cyberattacks and vulnerabilities, including:
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What is the main difference between IDS and IPS?
IDS stands for intrusion detection system and its job is to conduct a deep inspection of the network to find and report vulnerabilities, anomalies, exploits and attacks. IPS stands for intrusion prevention system. As the name suggest, IPS not only finds and detects exploits but also blocks it, preventing it from compromising the network.
How to Install IDS and IPS?
You don’t need to install IDS and IPS separately because the advance feature comes built-in with PureVPN’s apps. You simply need to toggle the feature to activate it.
How does the IDS and IPS feature protect against malicious traffic?
The intrusion detection and prevention system checks your network constantly for any sign of vulnerability or exploits. If the system finds any exploit or any oddity in the network, it creates a log of it and prevents it from executing.
Do I need IDS and IPS when a Firewall is already installed?
Firewalls can only allow and block established rules or ports. IDS and IPS, on the other hand, routinely check the network and detect and stop vulnerabilities and exploits. In fact, an IPS usually comes meshed with a Firewall for robust security.