What is a IPS (intrusion prevention system)

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The second procedure is network based and it is considered to be a active component. This part uses nodes to reenact known methods of attacks and it will also record the response of the system which is targeted.

As you can see, the Intrusion Prevention System will allow the administrator to directly stop the EXPLOIT which is being carried out by the attacker, while the Intrusion Detection System will allow the administrator/security professional to gain insight in the weak spots of the network.