IDS, IPS, and UTM - What’s the Difference?
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How many times have you heard the acronyms IDS, IPS and UTM and thought, what’s the difference?
In this AlienVault primer, we take a look at simple descriptive definitions that help explain the differences between an Intrusion Detection Sensor (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Sensor (IPS), and software based modules in Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices. With this primer, you’ll be better prepared to understand how to use these different types of traffic inspection for greater visibility into your network.