Running Snort Part 2

by Mark Burnett Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

Intrusion detection is the process of monitoring a network to identify, and thereby prevent, malicious network-based attacks. This process can be automated by a software application or hardware device known as an Intrusion Detection System or IDS. An IDS provides a wide range of monitoring techniques including packet sniffing, file integrity monitoring, and even artificial intelligence algorithms that detect anomalies in network traffic.