Realisic Expectations for Intrusion Detection Systems
Source: Security Focus - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Intrusion Detection Intrusion detection forms an increasingly important segment of the security technology market. While intrusion detection systems were, until recently, both expensive and difficult to maintain, they have become more affordable. With the arrival of less expensive off-the-shelf solutions, IDSs are becoming . . . Intrusion detection forms an increasingly important segment of the security technology market. While intrusion detection systems were, until recently, both expensive and difficult to maintain, they have become more affordable. With the arrival of less expensive off-the-shelf solutions, IDSs are becoming a more common feature of security regimens.

The emergence of IDSs causes some security commentators to see them as a panacea, solving all of the complex and diverse threats to network security. However, as does any weapon in the security arsenal, an IDS has limited capabilities. To expect too much of an IDS places the user's network at risk. This article will discuss reasonable expectations of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs). Its purpose is to help users and potential users realize the increasing importance of intrusion detection in all organizations, while also pointing out the realistic outcomes to be expected from current IDS products. The discussion will also discuss future trends in IDS development.

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