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 IT´S 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.