IDS/IPS Engineering

IDS/IPS Engineering, part of Security Engineering

We implement Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to monitor network traffic for suspicious activity. We can fine-tune these systems to reduce false positives so that your analysts are not chasing bad leads while missing the real threats. Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) can be configured to halt attacks before they reach your network.

What is IDS/IPS Engineering?

Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Engineering is the configuration, setup and maintenance of these cyber systems. This includes placement, load management, tuning and training.

What’s the difference between IDS and IPS?

An IDS is a passive device that records attempted intrusions while an IPS will actively respond and prevent them. Any suspicious activity is typically consolidated and reported to an administrator using a security information and event management (SIEM) system.

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

An IDS analyzes incoming and outgoing network traffic for signatures that match known cyberattacks.

A few things an IDS can detect:

  • Security policy violations
  • Infections such as viruses, worms or other malware
  • Information leakage
  • Configuration errors
  • Unauthorized clients and servers

Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

An IPS also analyzes traffic but can stop an attack. They function similarly to a firewall — it actively blocks attacks from occurring. The main difference is that a firewall will block traffic based on network details and an IPS will use its signatures to determine which traffic it should allow or deny. The use of both is encouraged as a part of an overall defense in depth strategy.

Which is better to have, an IDS or an IPS?

This is very dependent on your organizational requirements. The active defense an IPS provides can be great provided it only blocks malicious traffic. If it has a false positive detection then blocks legitimate traffic this could harm your business or negatively impact your mission. An IDS is useless if no one looks at it and an IPS can work against you if no one actively tunes it. They both need to be monitored daily to be effective.

Why are IDS and IPS Engineering important to you?

A poorly configured IDS or IPS system is ineffective. You will miss attacks that could compromise your infrastructure.  You need security engineers that know the proper placement and configurations of these devices.

How can we help with IDS/IPS Engineering?

Grey Wolf Security specializes in IDS/IPS Engineering. We deliver subject matter experts to your project and ready to provide IDS/IPS solutions. Our professionals have experience within the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement, Intelligence Community and Commercial organizations. Contact us and let us defend your enterprise today!