How does an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) work?

Keeping your network safe from intrusions is one of the most vital parts of the administration and security of systems and networks.

If a malicious attacker enters your network, it can lead to massive losses for your business, including possible downtime, data breaches, and loss of customer trust.

An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is a tool or software that works with your network to keep it safe and to mark when someone is trying to enter your system. There are several different types of IDS and numerous tools on the market and figuring out which one to use can be daunting.

In this definitive guide, I will discuss everything you need to know (and I mean EVERYTHING) about IDS: what is an intrusion detection system, how network intrusion works, how to detect network intrusion and what tools you should consider with the latest IDS software.

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