The enterprise IPS balancing act: Simplicity vs. granularity

Network Intrusion Prevention (IPS)

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    IPS hasn't overtaken intrusion detection systems just yet. Senior News Writer Bill Brenner reveals what customers want when they're shopping for IDS products. 

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    A class action lawsuit against TJX accuses the retailer of negligence for not doing enough to secure customer data and for keeping quiet about the breach for a month. 

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    Third Brigade's Deep Security is a well-designed, effective product with strong configuration and policy control capabilities. 

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    One analyst believes customers will benefit from consolidation in the overcrowded security market, as IPS vendors bow to competitive pressure by adding network behavioral technology to their products. 

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    In the final installment of our special series, Intruder Alert, a majority of IT shops say they rely on Cisco and Symantec for intrusion defense, but others say they're just as happy using free open source tools.