Network Intrusion Protection System is a system used to monitor a network, as well as to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of a network. Its main functions include protecting the network from threats, such as denial of service (DoS) and unauthorized use.
Why is it important
The NIPS monitors the network for malicious activity or suspicious traffic by analyzing protocol activity. Once nips is installed on a network, it is used to create physical security zones. This, in turn, makes the network smart and quickly discerns good traffic from bad traffic. In other words, the NIPS becomes a prison for hostile trafficking such as Trojans, worms, viruses, and threats.