Word of the Day – December 12, 2018

Intrusion Prevention System

Acronyms

  • IPS

Preferred Term

  • None

Definitions

Type Definition Sources
Asset A system that can detect an intrusive activity and can also attempt to stop the activity, ideally before it reaches its targets. (used 18 times in citations and controls)
Noun A preemptive approach to network security that monitors network traffic to identify potential threats and ideally stop them before it reaches its target. May be an in-line device; network traffic flows through it. Unlike the IDS, an IPS is able to block any traffic that appears to be an intrusion. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology

Other Forms

Type Other Form
Plural Intrusion Prevention Systems
Plural Possessive Intrusion Prevention Systems'
Possessive Intrusion Prevention System's

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