Jane, a security administrator, has observed repeated attempts to break into a server. Which of the following is
designed to stop an intrusion on a specific server?
This question is asking which of the following is designed to stop an intrusion on a specific server. To stop an
intrusion on a specific server, you would use a HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System). The difference
between a HIPS and other intrusion prevention systems is that a HIPS is a software intrusion prevention system
that is installed on a ‘specific server’.
Intrusion prevention systems (IPS), also known as intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), are
network security appliances that monitor network and/or system activities for malicious activity. The main
functions of intrusion prevention systems are to identify malicious activity, log information about this activity,
attempt to block/stop it, and report it.
A HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System) is software installed on a host which monitors the host for
suspicious activity by analyzing events occurring within that host with the aim of detecting and preventing