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The Role of Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems in Modern Computer Networks: A Review

EasyChair Preprint no. 3278

13 pagesDate: April 28, 2020


The emergence of new devices that make use of the Internet as their primary utility has made network security one of the most important domains in the world today. Intrusions in computing environment are very prevalent and causing a lot of problems for people, business or government that deem to keep their information private. As a result, data security has become a prominent issue that needs to be addressed in an urgent manner. Likewise, to identify network attack, monitor network traffic and detect intrusions on the network, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) technology have been invented.

An intrusion, in terms of computing, can be defined as the act of compromising a computer system by breaking the security of such system. Everyday millions of computers are being victims of such practice causing businesses to lose money by exposing their private and confidential information to their corporate competitions. As a result, network security has become very important for computer users and organizations. To prevent unauthorized access to systems, a wide number of intrusion detection and prevention tools have been created that allow to track, monitor, comprehend and detect unwanted traffic on a network or a networking device. 

This paper describes the main functions of IDS and IPS in network security. It also provides an insight into the IPS and IDS tools that could be implemented to improve the security of the information systems. This paper also discusses what the IDS and IPS are, their working mechanisms and their roles in providing the strongest protection against the threats to ensure the security of the system.

Keyphrases: Attacks, Cybersecurity, Hacking, IDS, IPS, Malware, Network Security, Threats, Vulnerabilities

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  author = {Suman Thapa and Akalanka Mailewa},
  title = {The Role of Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems in Modern Computer Networks: A Review},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3278},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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