Set up intrusion detectors for network

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As a security measure my network admin told me to set up some intrusion detectors.

I have no idea.

What do they do?

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Set up intrusion detectors for network

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Hi there,
 
The IDS or Intrusion Detection System is a software application or device that will monitor network and/or activities in the system for a potential malicious activity or violation of the policies and this software produces reports via Management Station.
 
Other systems usually try to attempt to stop an intrusion attempt however this is neither expected nor required of a monitoring system.
 
IDPS or Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems focus primarily on the identification of possible incidents. It then logs information regarding the incidents and also reports attempts. 
 
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Set up intrusion detectors for network

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Hi Ynna,
 
Intrusion Detectors usually detect and block possible break ins to your computer. These intrusions could be caused by malware, viruses or intruder who are trying to get hold of your system. 
 
Antivirus programs nowadays have built in intrusion prevention to get you protected from these attacks. All you need to do is get one installed and you will be safe. 
 
Here are a few examples of Antivirus programs that have intrusion detection built into them:
 
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Set up intrusion detectors for network

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Intrusion detectors are no different to antivirus or internet security applications. An antivirus is also capable of detecting intrusions but it depends on the program you are using. There are antivirus programs that are only limited to detecting viruses and other rootkits in the system and may not fully protect the security of your machine against outside intrusions.

There are also other antivirus programs that are integrated with a security protocol that will guard your system from outside attacks. An example of this program is the Norton Internet Security. NIS or Norton Internet Security is a combination of an antivirus and a complex smart firewall which can already replace your Windows Firewall.

This is the internet security program I am using and I’ve already tested its effectiveness against surprise outside attacks. An outside attack or intrusion usually happens when visiting an unknown website. The attack is usually in the form of traffic that the website sends to your computer.

The traffic sent can overload specific port and if this happens the site will take advantage of your computer’s vulnerability and might install anything on your computer like bots maybe or spyware perhaps. Normally, websites doesn’t transmit traffic to users visiting the site.

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