An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) detects and reports upon malicious activity or other policy violations based on identifying heuristics and patterns (also known as signatures) of common attacks or vulnerabilities.
The system automatically acts upon these reports and blocks this activity, transitioning to an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). All of our IDS/IPS options can serve in either capacity.
An IDS/IPS can warn or protect a system from attacks or vulnerabilities that are more complex than firewall capabilities, due to these complex signatures. The IDS/IPS utilizes substantially more resources than a firewall due to the added complexity, however, it is not a firewall replacement, as it will not detect all malicious traffic. Steadfast utilizes a Juniper SRX or Radware DefensePro IDS/IPS, allowing for customized solutions based on your needs. Contact us to learn more.