Why IPS?

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Intrusion detection
Intrusion prevention systems
Midmarket security
For those who use an IPS, what were your reasons for implementing it? Here's a tip on determining your IPS needs: http://searchmidmarketsecurity.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid198_gci1349855,00.html

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IPS is one the best security controls available but ONLY after you’ve done everything else to shore up the basics. Don’t let it serve as a band-aid to cover up otherwise poor security practices.

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